Conservative PACs inject millions into local school races


              FILE - Frederick County Board of Education "apple ballot" candidate Karen Yoho, left, and Jessica Fitzwater, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Frederick County executive, check early voting results for the state's gubernatorial primary in Frederick Md., Tuesday, July 19, 2022. As Republicans and Democrats fight for control of Congress this fall, a growing collection of conservative political action groups is targeting its efforts closer to home: at local school boards. Yoho, a board member running for re-election, said outside figures have stoked fears about critical race theory and other lessons that aren't taught in Frederick County. (Katina Zentz/The Frederick News-Post via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses the crowd before publicly signing HB7, "individual freedom," also dubbed the "Stop Woke" bill during a news conference at Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School in Hialeah Gardens, Fla., on Friday, April 22, 2022. As Republicans and Democrats fight for control of Congress this fall, a growing collection of conservative political action groups is targeting its efforts closer to home: at local school boards. DeSantis endorsed a slate of school board candidates, putting his weight behind conservatives who share his opposition to lessons on sexuality and what he deems critical race theory. (Daniel A. Varela/Miami Herald via AP, File)
Conservative PACs inject millions into local school races