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Mike Oliverio was a Democratic member of the West Virginia state Senate (13th district). In 2009 Oliverio served as the state co-chairman, alongside Jonathan Miller, for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
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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- Dave Weigel, 'Meet Mike Oliverio: The Democratic Candidate Who Doesn't Like What the Democrats Are Up to', October 21, 2010.
- , “Mike Oliverio II.” Conservative Transparency. Media Matters. McCain’s Free Ride. McCainsFreeRide.com. Accessed July 5, 2011.
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