HELENA, Mont. -

A conservative think tank is drawing the ire of some Democrats for using a state building for a membership drive.
The American Legislative Exchange Council has helped draft model legislation used by Republican lawmakers.
The group was at the state Capitol on Wednesday seeking new members. It offers a two-year membership for $100.
Republican supporters say the group plays an important role in helping draft ideas that support "limited government, federalism and individual liberty."
Republican Rep. Scott Reichner of Bigfork says the membership drive is not new, and has not previously created problems.
But some Democrats argued it is inappropriate for a partisan group to use state facilities to raise money.
Democratic Rep. Galen Hollenbaugh of Helena says ALEC pushes out-of-state ideas that drive a wedge between lawmakers.