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Michelle Rhee’s backers include Obama bundler billionaire, big Romney backer


Politics is once again making strange bedfellows. A top Mitt Romney supporter and one of Barack Obama’s wealthier contributors have a common cause: They’re both backing Michelle Rhee, the Huffington Post reports. Until now, identifying Rhee’s usually anonymous donors has been largely a guessing game. But recent lobbying filings in Pennsylvania name New Jersey hedge funder and Romney backer David Tepper and the Texas-based Laura and John Arnold Foundation as among the largest donors to StudentsFirst, Rhee’s national lobbying and advocacy group that pushes for rigorous teacher evaluations and school choice. And though the filings don’t give dollar amounts, a source close to the donor community said the Arnold grant amounted to tens of millions of dollars…

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