This seems very simple | Rated: Up
Is the real problem who wrote the bill or what it says? If ALEC for some reasons decided that the biggest problem for business is growing the workforce and supported raising the minimum wage, would that be a bad idea because it came from ALEC? ALEC is not the issue. The content of the bills is the issue. Blaming ALEC both detracts from the content *and* shifts the blame from the person we actually want to beat on election day. No angry constituent will go pick up a ballot and see ALEC anywhere on it. This has to be about the local politician, who - ALEC or not - still has agency for his or her (ok, almost entirely his) votes and should be held to account for them.