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Campaign watch

Contributions from the White family, as in White Lodging Services, continue to roll in for state Superintendent Tony Bennett.

His latest large contribution report is a $25,000 gift from Elizabeth E. White, wife of Bruce W. White, chairman and CEO of the company. Bruce White last month contributed $10,000. His father, Dean White, has given $125,000 to Bennett.

Bruce and Elizabeth White list a Lake Shore Drive address in Chicago. Bruce White is a member of the Purdue board of trustees.

Karen Francisco, editorial page editor for The Journal Gazette, has been an Indiana journalist since 1981. She writes frequently about education for The Journal Gazette opinion pages and here, where she looks at the business, politics and science of learning as it relates to northeast Indiana, the state and the nation. She can be reached at 260-461-8206 or by e-mail at kfrancisco@jg.net.

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