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Turkey Trot Still Funds Political Foundation

The annual Turkey Trot raises more than $850,000 for several local nonprofits, but one of them has a dubious history in fulfilling its mission.

Almost 28,000 people are expected to run in the 9th Annual Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, the Thanksgiving morning race put on each year by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation. The runners, walkers and joggers might be surprised to note that money raised in previous years to pay health care premiums for low income kids was diverted to political campaigns.

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