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Newbie Illinois congressman Joe Walsh, who was the only member of the GOP who refused health coverage offered by his new employer in protest against Obama's health care reform bill, got a nice little surprise from WalMart's political action committee: a $1,000 donation just for winning a close race against incumbent Melissa Bean.

 
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