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Report: David Koch Pledges Millions to Fund Spoiler Third Party Run
Breitbart.com ^ | 19 May 2016 | Katie McHugh

Posted on 05/19/2016 1:02:02 PM PDT by Rockitz

Billionaire David Koch will bankroll Libertarian candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson’s third party presidential run with tens of millions of dollars, according to a report. The eight-figure sum may help Johnson win the Libertarian Party nomination and break into the mainstream.

Johnson also ran for president in 2012 as a third party candidate and won some 1.275 millon votes, 0.99 percent of the popular vote. Libertarian candidates may have cost the GOP several congressional race victories that year. (David Koch himself was the Libertarian Party’s vice presidential nominee in 1980 when he and Ed Clark set the record for most votes for the party.)

Koch’s pledge is significant: Charles and David Koch both promised not to use their war chest of hundreds of millions to stop now-presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump from securing the nomination in March, turning later that month to down-ballot races.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts; US: New Mexico; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2012election; 2016election; 3rdparty; billweld; charleskoch; davidkoch; donors; election2012; election2016; everhillary; garyjohnson; gaykkk; homosexualagenda; koch; kochbrothers; kochsuckers; leighanncaldwell; libertarian; libertarianparty; libertarians; massachusetts; medicalmarijuana; mittromney; nevertrump; newmexico; newyork; spoiler; trump; weld; williamweld
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Personally I don't think it will be close enough to make a difference. The Trump landslide will make this effort worthless.
1 posted on 05/19/2016 1:02:02 PM PDT by Rockitz
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To: Rockitz

A fool and his money.


2 posted on 05/19/2016 1:03:10 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We still do not know exactly how people are infected with Ebola")
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To: Rockitz

Apparently the Left does not hold exclusive rights to do-gooders. Apparently the Right has its own share also.


3 posted on 05/19/2016 1:04:34 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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A lot of votes may leave from the Democrat candidate (Monica’s ex-boyfriend’s wife)


4 posted on 05/19/2016 1:08:20 PM PDT by Mark (Obama Care is now DEMOCRAT CARE)
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To: Rockitz

Really? I don’t have any big hate for Johnson or Koch but this sure sounds like the start of a dumb idea.


5 posted on 05/19/2016 1:09:15 PM PDT by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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I am SO happy to see these slimeball Koch Bros. be exposed for what they are and have ALWAYS been. I got beat up badly around here a couple years ago for trying to expose them.


6 posted on 05/19/2016 1:09:38 PM PDT by AuntB (Trump is our Ben Franklin - Brilliant, Boisterous, Brave and ALL AMERICAN!)
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Gary Johnston was my governor and is a pretty nice/smart guy.

He’s definitely gone off the libertarian extreme side lately.

He’s pro-pot and could attract Bernie voter.

And he’d certainly dismantle the federal government.


7 posted on 05/19/2016 1:11:26 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Orange is the new brown)
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Koch has denied this.

Sounds like Johnson made it up to fool other donors into giving him money.


8 posted on 05/19/2016 1:12:18 PM PDT by Helicondelta ( up)
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To: Blue Jays

FUDK! FUKB!

9 posted on 05/19/2016 1:12:20 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: bgill

How did the Koch Brothers and George Soros end up on the same page dealing in the same objectives?

The only objective would be to elect Herself (or her surrogates). To keep The Donald from being elected is, by default, working to elect whatever other viable candidate the Democrats put up, whether it turns out to be Herself or not.

Better the Koch brothers simply keep their money in an old fruit jar, and bide their time until things are more perspicuous to advance the agenda they have pursued up to now.

For now, protect the Republican majorities in the House and Senate.


10 posted on 05/19/2016 1:15:41 PM PDT by alloysteel (The Triumph of Trump - finally, does the hegemony of the Republican elites get broken?)
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Why bother to support a third party candidate-just contribute to Hillary’s campaign.


11 posted on 05/19/2016 1:18:39 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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“Conservative” Koch. Really, just another scum Crony Capitalist.


12 posted on 05/19/2016 1:18:40 PM PDT by ZULU (DON'T GO OFF THE RESERVATION.)
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Johnson is a terrible candidate. Waste of money and time.


13 posted on 05/19/2016 1:20:51 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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Report: David Koch Pledges Millions to Fund Spoiler Third Party Run

Cool.
Great way to spread the wealth.
No harm done.

14 posted on 05/19/2016 1:22:19 PM PDT by publius911 (IMPEACH HIM NOW evil, stupid, insane ignorant or just clueless, doesn't matter!)
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Anne Romney would make a better candidate for the 3rd party.

How about Anne Romney/Mitt Romney (”We will decide”)


15 posted on 05/19/2016 1:24:36 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("When a crime is unpunished, the world is unbalanced.")
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To: AuntB

You were right then! Sorry nobody listened.


16 posted on 05/19/2016 1:38:43 PM PDT by CottonBall
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To: AzSteven

+1


17 posted on 05/19/2016 1:43:06 PM PDT by 4Liberty (We can't say 'property' with Rights, but we must say 'social' (collectivism) with "Justice.")
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Johnson is going to win under 1% of the vote and he won’t carry a single state.

But David Koch likes to throw his money, if it makes him feel better.

Not what I would call a winning bet.


18 posted on 05/19/2016 1:49:17 PM PDT by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: Rockitz

Glad he’s got money to burn


19 posted on 05/19/2016 1:54:45 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (Liberals claim to want to hear other views, but then are shocked to discover there are other views)
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To: bgill

Paul McCartney’s “Come & Get It”

“Did I hear you say that there must be a catch?
Will you walk away from a fool and his money?
Sonny, if you want it, here it is, come and get it,
But you better hurry ‘cause it’s going fast.”


20 posted on 05/19/2016 1:58:41 PM PDT by newfreep
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