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Voters should be wary of Angel’s ALEC ties

Before voting for Jan Angel for State Senate, I suggest readers web search “ALEC Exposed.” As the News Tribune reported on Sept. 16, “Some out-of-state companies with ties to ALEC have helped the effort to elect Angel, who is ALEC’s co-chairwoman for Washington.”

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) sounds innocuous. You may not have heard of them — that’s by design! In an investigative report, “The United States of ALEC”, Bill Moyers said it’s “The most influential corporate funded political organization you’ve never heard of.” ALEC is funded primarily by large corporations such as Exxon-Mobil and wealthy special interests like the Koch brothers for one purpose — to introduce and pass legislation at the state level that benefits themselves.

Do a little research and then decide for yourself: Do you want out-of-state interests “representing” you? Do you want the co-chair of ALEC in Washington State — Jan Angel — to serve as our next Senator?

Doug Mattson | Gig Harbor

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