Raymond Cleary

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Raymond E. Cleary III is a Republican member of the Senate in South Carolina. He represents the 34th District and is on the following committees: General; Judiciary; Labor, Commerce and Industry, Medical Affairs; and Transportation. [1]

Cleary is the South Carolina State Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), as of 2011.[2]

About 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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  1. South Carolina Legislature. Senator Raymond E. Cleary Government website. Accessed July 10, 2011.
  2. American Legislative Exchange Council. State Chairmen. Organizational website. Accessed July 9, 2011.
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