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McCain’s Education Bench

By Michele McNeil — May 12, 2008 1 min read

Here at EdWeek and Campaign K-12, we’ve been trying to get a list of John McCain’s education advisers, but with little success. Thankfully, (insert sarcasm here), someone has leaked the list to the good folks at Fordham.

A few of the advisers are crossovers from Mitt Romney’s camp, including former education department officials William D. Hansen and Eugene W. Hickok. And we’ve known that former Arizona state superintendent Lisa Graham Keegan was on the list. Also filling McCain’s education bench is Williamson Evers, who has amassed a list of enemies who may have helped briefly stall his Senate confirmation last year to the U.S. Department of Education.

Officially missing from the list is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is likely taking on a more informal, though probably no less influential, advising role.

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