Simon Property Group’s Herbert Simon gave $1,000 to Rokita in 2011. Simon Property Group, as I note in Hoosier School Heist, helps run dozens of public schools in its shopping malls across the US so students can incorporate consuming into their course loads.
George Bush partner and Tony Bennett donor Al Hubbard, who works for Simon Property Group, funded with millionaires IPS board member Caitlin Hannon, and orchestrated many parts of the public school takeover in Indiana with Jeb Bush and Amway’s Betsy DeVos, gave Rokita $2,000 (see here and here for his funding in 2010 and in April of this year).
Another Tony Bennett mega-donor, Dean White, gave Rokita $5,200 in 2013.
And let us not forget the Muslim Gulenists from Turkey who wine, dine, and buy lawmakers across the country and get millions of our tax dollars. They operate several charter schools in the Midwest (Indy, too) that have recently been raided by the FBI.
Hasan Yerdelen, who once ran the Gulenist American Turkish Association of Indiana, handed Rokita $1,000 in 2010.
In 2010, the Indiana Math and Science Academy’s Aynur Aytekin’s slid Rokita $1,000.
Unbelievably, this year on June 30, Gulen’s main man in Indiana, Bilal Eksili, who has or still sits on several Indiana Math and Science Academy charter school boards in Indianapolis (including its North campus,*) slipped Rokita $2,500. The FBI raided Gulen's Indiana Math and Science Academy North campus school in Indy on June 4th.
Indy RTV's Derrik Thomas wanted to interview me about the FBI raid but backed out. We wouldn't want the public to know too much, now would we?
* The Indiana Math and Science Academy North board of directors, according to the group's website, also lists Brenda Shaheed as a member. Brenda is the mother-in-law of another Indiana Gulen-lawmaker, Andre Carson.