Palmetto Public Record told you yesterday how state Rep. Ted Vick (D-Chesterfield), who is running for South Carolina’s new congressional seat in the Pee Dee area, became the first state lawmaker to leave the shadowy corporate-funded special interest ALEC, which writes right-wing cookie-cutter legislation for its members to introduce in their respective statehouses.
After fellow state Rep. Boyd Brown (D-Fairfield) sent a letter to every member of the General Assembly on Monday asking ALEC members to resign from the corporate front group, Vick said ALEC has become “too partisan and too extreme” for him to remain in the organization.
Last night, Vick appeared on MSNBC’s The Ed Show to discuss his decision to leave the group, and why it’s been a long time coming. Watch video of Vick’s appearance after the jump:
Nearly two dozen South Carolina lawmakers are members of the group, according to SourceWatch. So far Vick is the only one to leave ALEC, but we’ll let you know if any others decide to join him.