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January 8th, 2014
08:17 AM ET

Koch brothers' vast political network

The Center for Responsive Politics reveal how the Koch Bros. are using their money to fund a conservative agenda, raising and spending $400 million in just 18 months last election cycle. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.


Filed under: Campaign Finance • Koch Brothers • Politics • Tom Foreman
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  1. carol jigarjian

    The Koch brothers claim that supporting conservative causes and hiding their money trail is necessary because they must compete with money donated to progressive causes by unions and other progressive organizations. Nonsense! The Koch brothers, between them are worth about 35 billion dollars! How do unions and other progressive organizations stack up money-wise against this largesse? As for Citizens United, the Koch were bankrolling ultra conservative causes before that decision was ever handed down.

    A better explanation might be that some people who would otherwise buy Koch Industries' products might switch to other brands once they found out how their money was being used. They no doubt understand that avoiding paper products like Brawney, Sparkle, Quilted Northern, Angelsoft and Vanity Fair will not bankrupt the Kochs. But on the other hand, they may not want to see their money used the Koch's way.

    January 8, 2014 at 9:20 pm |

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