|R.I.||1998||NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION||Senate||Lost - Primary Election||$640|
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a nonprofit membership organization of state legislators. It produces model legislation that, according to articles in The Nation, Bloomberg, and elsewhere, is heavily influenced by industry groups. Each year, according to ALEC, almost 1,000 bills based on this model legislation are introduced in state legislatures. Use this database to find campaign contributions from some ALEC-affiliated groups to some ALEC-member state legislators. | Related story: Our Step-By-Step Guide to Understanding ALEC’s Influence On Your State Laws »
Specific citations for each ALEC affiliate are available on the Center for Media and Democracy’s ‘ALEC Exposed’ website. However, because ALEC’s membership list is private, it’s difficult to confirm when each of the groups listed were ALEC members, and it is likely that there are other groups not in this database that are members of ALEC.
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