Money from the Walmart 1 Percent may have cost California politician

Even as more Los Angeles politicians are pledging to refuse contributions from Walmart, one candidate with Walton family support placed third in the closely-watched June 6th primary for Assembly District 46 in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley.

Six degrees of the Walmart 1%: Snooki edition

The Jersey Shore spinoff Snooki & JWoWW premiered last night on MTV. We missed the show, but hearing about it got us thinking that there must be a connection between America’s favorite omnipresent pouf-ed reality TV star and the Walmart 1 Percent, and that we should find it. (After all, as we learned earlier this week with LeBron James, Walmart 1 Percent connections pop up even in the most unexpected places.)

How many people can claim “Heiress” on their resumes?

We know the Waltons are prolific political donors. In campaign finance reports, which require donors to report their employer or occupation, members of the Walton family end up reporting a variety of occupations—from homemaker (Christy Walton) to “education consultant” (Carrie Penner) to “rancher” and “investor” (Alice Walton).