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Koch Network Building A Senate Wall Against Trump
National Public Radio ^ | August 19, 2016 10:32 ET | PETER OVERBY

Posted on 08/19/2016 2:47:31 PM PDT by drewh

Four years after Charles and David Koch's political network opened its bank accounts to promote Republican nominee Mitt Romney, it's now spending millions to save the Republicans' Senate majority from their presidential candidate.

This year's Senate ads will focus on issues involving the candidates, not national issues, said James Davis, spokesman for Freedom Partners Action Fund, a superPAC that is doing most of the network's TV ads.

Most of the ads deal with "cronyism and corporate welfare, and/or spending and government over-regulation," Davis told NPR in an interview. "What we see is that there's not a national issue per se that is mobilizing voters or that voters are encouraged or discouraged about."

This strategy marks a reversal from 2012, when Koch ads hammered at Obamacare and other Washington controversies. The network spent $78 million on general-election presidential advertising, according to the Wesleyan Media Project, which tracks political advertising.

The Koch network accounted for 92 percent of the spending by all conservative outside groups in the Obama-Romney fall campaign.

This time around, the network isn't doing anything to help Trump.

(Excerpt) Read more at npr.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: koch; nevertrump; npr; romney; trump
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1 posted on 08/19/2016 2:47:31 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

NPR BS


2 posted on 08/19/2016 2:48:50 PM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

NPR : False Flag !!


3 posted on 08/19/2016 2:51:07 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ( British historian Arnold Toynbee - Civilisations die from suicide, not by murder.)
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To: drewh

There are way too plenty of personal issues with many of the GÒPee Senators up for re-election. I’d be happy to see 10 of them go home.


4 posted on 08/19/2016 2:51:18 PM PDT by Paladin2 (auto spelchk? BWAhaha2haaa.....I aint't likely fixin' nuttin'. Blame it on the Bossa Nova...)
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To: drewh

Gee I heard nothing but nice things about these Koch brothers from Rush. Turns out they are not so nice.


5 posted on 08/19/2016 2:51:52 PM PDT by ColdOne (poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~Trump’s got this, Barry. Go back to your golf game.)
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To: drewh

This is where Steve Bannon will come in on the Trump campaign...people can be ruined for life in the media and there is no one else better than Bannon to do this...


6 posted on 08/19/2016 2:55:24 PM PDT by HarleyLady27 ('THE FORCE AWAKENS!!!' Trump/Pence; Trump/Pence; Trump/Pence 100%)
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To: drewh

It wasn’t Trump who turned his back on conservative voters after they helped deliver a Senate majority for the Republicans.


7 posted on 08/19/2016 2:57:04 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician/Journalist. Some assembly required.)
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"There are way too plenty of personal issues with many of the GÒPee Senators up for re-election. I’d be happy to see 10 of them go home."

Congress, be it GOPe controlled or Rat controlled. will fight Trump at every turn. They have too much power and money vested not to do so. To get anything done, Mr. Trump may have to emulate Obama and his executive order ways of governance.

8 posted on 08/19/2016 2:57:49 PM PDT by buckalfa (In your heart you know he's right.)
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” To get anything done, Mr. Trump may have to emulate Obama and his executive order ways of governance. “

Trump favors executive style decision making anyway.


9 posted on 08/19/2016 3:00:59 PM PDT by sagar
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> Congress, be it GOPe controlled or Rat controlled. will fight Trump at every turn. They have too much power and money vested not to do so. To get anything done, Mr. Trump may have to emulate Obama and his executive order ways of governance.

Trump doesn’t need to. He already has all the laws on the books for most of his agenda. A Trump presidency will be a return to the rule of law that’s been ignored for years.


10 posted on 08/19/2016 3:05:22 PM PDT by RedWulf (End Free trade.)
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To: drewh

That’s alright.

The Donald will have a pen and a phone.


11 posted on 08/19/2016 3:10:30 PM PDT by moovova
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To: drewh

A Giuliani justice department, armed with a boatload of leaked emails, will ensure Trump can get the votes he needs on anything before the accused are found guilty and go to jail.


12 posted on 08/19/2016 3:16:22 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: drewh

NPR?

Really?

Why not just post something from Hillary's website?

13 posted on 08/19/2016 3:17:31 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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Republicans time and again see fit to keep NPR in business.


14 posted on 08/19/2016 3:27:07 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: drewh

Koch Brothers crony capitalism bump for later....


15 posted on 08/19/2016 3:27:17 PM PDT by indthkr
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To: drewh

there’s not a national issue per se that is mobilizing voters

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Like bloody hell there isn’t.

It’s just that the issue is that they oppose the citizens ablility to stop the Cheap Labor Express.


16 posted on 08/19/2016 3:33:25 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam , Know Peace)
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To: drewh

Not entirely true.

William Koch had a big fund raiser for Trump at Koch’s summer home on Cape Cod, Massachusetts a couple of weekends ago.

A lot of money was raised and Donald Trump was in attendance.


17 posted on 08/19/2016 3:42:40 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (You can't spell TRIUMPH without TRUMP)
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To: drewh

This, too, will blow up in their faces.


18 posted on 08/19/2016 3:51:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: indthkr

Koch Brothers crony capitalism....
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Long lives Lincoln’s legacy.


19 posted on 08/19/2016 3:53:44 PM PDT by Original Lurker
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To: buckalfa
Afraid I cannot agree with your statement a republican congress will fight trump if their fighting of Obama is any indication...
20 posted on 08/19/2016 3:57:31 PM PDT by JerryBlackwell (some animals are more equal than others)
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