Lab Report: ALEC Sets Its Sights on City Hall

Conservatives go local: After decades of catering mostly to state affairs, the American Legislative Exchange Council—one of the country's most influential, well-funded conservative groups—is investing in a new effort to dip into city halls, with the goal of pushing back the local progressivism that's sprouted since the November elections. AP reports:

The city council project is the brainchild of Jon Russell, a councilman from the Virginia town of Culpepper, population 18,000. He was...


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