McDonald's Stays Out of ALEC

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April 17 2012 3:28 PM

McDonald's Stays Out of ALEC

McDonald's was one of the first companies to bail on ALEC, the first sign that liberal pressure might finally be getting to the group's corporate sponsors. Now that ALEC is scrapping its crime task force, might McDonald's join up again?

"There no plans to reinstate our membership at this time," said a spokesman from the Morgan Spurlock-plagued company.

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Liberal groups, for now, realize that they need to keep gunning on this. "We will continue to monitor ALEC," said NAACP president Ben Jealous in a statement, "and make sure this move is more than just window dressing."

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

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