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Kochs brothers' plan for 2012: raise $88 million
POLITICO ^ | 2/11/11 4:10 PM EST | KENNETH P. VOGEL & BEN SMITH

Posted on 02/11/2011 4:11:14 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

In an expansion of their political footprint, the billionaire Koch brothers plan to contribute and steer a total of $88 million to conservative causes during the 2012 election cycle, according to sources, funding a new voter micro-targeting initiative, grass-roots organizing efforts and television advertising campaigns.

In fact, as the annual Conservative Political Action Conference meets this week in Washington and conservatives assess the state of their movement, the Koch network of nonprofit groups, once centered on sleepy free-enterprise think tanks, seems to be emerging as a more ideological counterweight to the independent Republican political machine conceived by Bush-era GOP operatives Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie before the 2010 midterm elections.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: kochbrothers

1 posted on 02/11/2011 4:11:19 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Freedomworks just rolled out an organizing tool called Freedom Connect

This makes it easy for groups to get together for protesting and elections. MoveOn.org has had this for years.
2 posted on 02/11/2011 4:17:51 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I am thinking that donating direct to Tea Party candidates is a better investment than stocks and bonds or Gold.


3 posted on 02/11/2011 4:18:02 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I won’t give another dime to RNC, GOP, CPAC, Karl “the buffet” Rove or any other national organization.

But, the Koch brothers have always impressed me, since I met one of them at a facility in Drumright, OK.

Don’t know which one it was but he was rather dismissive, as was I and walked away with respect for him and a few contracts.

I may just give some of my hard earned loot to their org.


4 posted on 02/11/2011 4:24:27 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Hope they got better legal counsel than Tom Delay.


5 posted on 02/11/2011 4:28:19 PM PST by pointsal
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To: pointsal

Eric Holder may have traded notes with Ronnie the Weasel Earle.


6 posted on 02/11/2011 5:24:43 PM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO! I salute you with the soles of my shoes.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Seriously, we’ll need 3-4 times that to win.


7 posted on 02/11/2011 5:33:15 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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