Democrats Love to Hate ALEC, And Now They Want to Copy It

The State Innovation Exchange, the Democrats' answer to ALEC, convenes in Washington this week.

Glenn Rehn (C) and Sandy Lleo (R) along with other protesters rally together outside the office of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on December 10, 2012 in Doral, Florida.

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Democrats have watched with alarm as Republicans took over state legislatures and used them to dismantle federal policies like President Barack Obama's healthcare law in attacks coordinated by the American Legislative Exchange Council, better known as ALEC.

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