Walmart Family Gives Big to Super PACs

Walmart Family Gives Big to Super PACs

The Walton Family, the richest family in the country and owners of nearly half of all Walmart stock, is joining their fellow 1%ers with some super-sized super PAC spending. In the last quarter of 2011, Jim, Alice and Christy Walton made four contributions totaling $350,000 to super PACs backing Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney[1] and Jon Huntsman.[2] The contributions were made public in reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) in late January and broke down like this: