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David Koch Pledges Millions To Gary Johnsonís Presidential Bid
Daily Caller ^ | May 19, 2016 | Drew Johnson

Posted on 05/19/2016 10:20:03 AM PDT by C19fan

Billionaire businessman and philanthropist David Koch has pledged “tens of millions of dollars” to help bankroll the campaign of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, according to a source within Johnson’s campaign.

Koch’s money will be made available should Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, secure his second consecutive Libertarian Party presidential nomination, the source said.

The Libertarians will select their presidential ticket during the party’s national convention later this month in Orlando.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts; US: New Mexico; US: New York
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1 posted on 05/19/2016 10:20:03 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Harry Reid was right.


2 posted on 05/19/2016 10:22:07 AM PDT by WENDLE (Trump/NEWT)
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Wish I had money to burn....


3 posted on 05/19/2016 10:22:46 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: C19fan

That’s money down the toilet.


4 posted on 05/19/2016 10:22:51 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

“That’s money down the toilet.”

All money in our political system is money down the toilet.


5 posted on 05/19/2016 10:26:28 AM PDT by Timpanagos1
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The idea is to take enough states — maybe only two or three — to deny anyone enough electoral votes to win; and therefore throw the election into the House.

This is just another “stop Trump” move.


6 posted on 05/19/2016 10:27:27 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: C19fan

Could be enough to siphon off some votes, but from whom?


7 posted on 05/19/2016 10:27:41 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: C19fan

The Koch brothers waste more of their money trying to get Hillary Clinton elected. Johnson will never get close to even 1% of the vote. No intelligent person will vote for him.

The Koch brothers are backing another loser. Imagine if they used their money to support conservative candidates who had a chance of winning. They could do a lot of good.


8 posted on 05/19/2016 10:27:48 AM PDT by detective
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To: Signalman

That money will take votes from Trump.


9 posted on 05/19/2016 10:28:03 AM PDT by MarvinStinson
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To: C19fan

Apparently David Koch has lost his mind.


10 posted on 05/19/2016 10:29:24 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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Billionaire businessman and philanthropist David Koch has pledged “tens of millions of dollars” to help bankroll the campaign of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, according to a source within Johnson’s campaign.

ROFL! Right, because Gary Johnson's last run for President in the Libertarian Party was such a wild success!

11 posted on 05/19/2016 10:29:54 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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LOL.


12 posted on 05/19/2016 10:30:22 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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I don’t know. Once it is known that Johnson supports decriminalization of pot and is a recreational user himself, the outcome might help Trump.


13 posted on 05/19/2016 10:30:36 AM PDT by TontoKowalski (You can call me "Dick.")
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I wish the Koch brothers would spend that money building conservative institution. Imagine Hillsdale College receiving a nine figure donation from the Koch’s or taking over some of the struggling private colleges and turning them into conservative alternatives to Harvard.


14 posted on 05/19/2016 10:30:56 AM PDT by C19fan
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Well, it’s his money.

Being a billionaire doesn’t mean that you are politically astute, or that you have the country’s best interests in mind.

5.56mm


15 posted on 05/19/2016 10:31:42 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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Libertarians are a very diverse bunch. I don’t think Johnson represents them/us all.

In regards to abortion, it seems Johnson is certainly in favor of ending all government funding or support, but also claims a woman’s “right to choose.” He is out of sync with MANY other Libertarians on this issue. The Libertarian ideal of “respect the natural God-given rights of others” most Libertarians believe also MUST apply to unborn humans.

On immigration, he’s not for open-borders, but he is really fudging the issue by declaring that immigration laws must be enforced, but by getting rid of the nanny state and politicization of immigration (which Obama is engaged in) would necessarily reduce the amounts of illegals coming. He’d do much better if he declared we must GET CONTROL of the border first.


16 posted on 05/19/2016 10:31:55 AM PDT by PGR88
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Disenchanted Bernie voters would go for a Libertarian before a Republican, I’d think. Libertarians who vote Republican would be bled off from Trump, though. Sounds like close to a wash, to me.


17 posted on 05/19/2016 10:32:47 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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Just what we need, a pothead President.


18 posted on 05/19/2016 10:33:23 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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“I wish the Koch brothers would spend that money building conservative institution. Imagine Hillsdale College receiving a nine figure donation from the Koch’s or taking over some of the struggling private colleges and turning them into conservative alternatives to Harvard.”

That’s thinking much too far ahead for a corporatist.


19 posted on 05/19/2016 10:33:48 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Fear is the mind killer.)
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You’re kidding me, right? Does a libertarian have a chance kin h*** of winning anything? Apparently, koch has too much money or something.


20 posted on 05/19/2016 10:36:55 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?.)
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