In the meantime, money from the Walton Family comes to Indiana to influence the election. Tony Bennett, the privatizing Superintendent of Public Education, got a $200,000 donation from one of the Wal-Mart millionaires.
Walton has a history of bankrolling education-related politics here in Indiana. She's given almost $1.7 million to the Terre Haute-based American Federation for Children Action Fund over the past two years. That group, in turn, gives much of its money to Hoosiers for Economic Growth, which supports Republican candidates supporting anti-union education measures.
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