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Who Is Mike Pence? The Koch Brothers' Favorite Politician; by Diane Ravitch

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Trump has chosen a politician, Pence, whom the Koch Bros admire! The billionaire brothers, who run a network of donors to their vast infrastructure of Republican-allied political operations, so loathe Trump that Charles Koch described the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as voting for either “cancer or a heart attack.” Having built no ground operation of his own, Trump desperately needs the ready-made, plug-and-play infrastructure built by the Kochs, the mightiest entity of which is Americans for Prosperity, that has given some $300,000 to Pence’s campaigns, according to the website Follow the Money. ' Diane says: ' Pence, of course, is a vocal supporter of charter schools and vouchers, anything but public schools. Trump too loves charter schools, so at least we know they agree on that issue. They both want to privatize American education and abolish teachers unions.'

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