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ALEC's Really Bad Day

Thursday was a bad day for the American Legislative Exchange Council. The conservative corporate front group, which has been a target of protests in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting -- which many connect to the ALEC-inspired "Shoot First" or "Stand Your Ground" laws -- continues to be exposed and pushed back against for its legislative agenda. Nationally, Mars -- the candy maker -- joined the rush of companies abandoning ALEC in recent days, joining McDonald's, Wendy's, the Gates Foundation, Intuit and others: Earlier this year, Mars, Incorporated reviewed all of its trade associations and sponsorships and decided not to renew the ALEC membership in 2012.
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