My old pal, Seven Of Six, has a friend in Arizona, Lisa Hoffman, who has put together a remarkable interactive map that shows the connections of the people and the groups that have created ALEC to push a hard-right agenda.
The database for this map has some excellent data about the individuals and groups. Some of the groups are truly something - how about the fact that 4 out of 15 leaders for the African American Republican Leadership Council are African American. Now, that's some real grassroots.
This map is definitely a resource worth delving into more.