Blair Thoreson

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Blair B. Thoreson is a Republican member of the State Assembly in North Dakota. He represents the 44th District and serves on the Appropriations - Government Operations Division.[1]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Thoreson is the North Dakota State Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), as of 2011.[2]

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ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.


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  1. North Dakota Legislative Branch. Representative Blair Thoreson: District 44 Fargo. Government website. Accessed May 26, 2011.
  2. American Legislative Exchange Council. State Chairmen. Organizational website. Accessed July 9, 2011.
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