Wal-Mart Drops ALEC

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A beleaguered Wal-Mart has become the 19th and largest company to dump  ALEC. A spokesman said the the right-wing group's legislative advocacy has strayed too far from its core mission "to advance the Jeffersonian principles of free markets." The move is particularly noteworthy given the criticism surrounding ALEC's pushing of Stand Your Ground laws: Wal-Mart is the country's biggest gun seller. On Friday, the giant retailer holds its annual meeting, where it's expected to face some unhappy shareholders.

"Save money, live better? Like hell." - Wal-Mart employee.

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