Skip to comments.Koch Network Building A Senate Wall Against Trump
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 ...
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.
Gee I heard nothing but nice things about these Koch brothers from Rush. Turns out they are not so nice.
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...
It wasn’t Trump who turned his back on conservative voters after they helped deliver a Senate majority for the Republicans.
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.
” 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.
> 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.
The Donald will have a pen and a phone.
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.
Why not just post something from Hillary's website?
Republicans time and again see fit to keep NPR in business.
Koch Brothers crony capitalism bump for later....
there’s not a national issue per se that is mobilizing voters
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.
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.
This, too, will blow up in their faces.
Koch Brothers crony capitalism....
Long lives Lincoln’s legacy.
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