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Koch network freezing out Republicans who have crossed them
The Hill ^ | 07/30/18 | Jonathan Easley

Posted on 07/30/2018 2:42:53 PM PDT by detective

Billionaire conservative businessman Charles Koch’s political network is freezing out Republicans that it believes have violated its fiscally conservative principles, and is, at least for now, only supporting four Senate GOP candidates in the fall.

The Koch network is backing GOP Senate candidates in Wisconsin, Missouri, Tennessee and Florida, signaling it will be selective in where it engages as Republicans seek to retain or grow their narrow 51-49 majority.

At a Monday presentation to about 500 of the network’s top donors at a five-star resort in the Rocky Mountains, Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips made an example out of Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), who is seeking to oust incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) in a state Trump carried by more than 30 points.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Missouri; US: North Dakota; US: Tennessee; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2018midterms; charleskoch; florida; heidiheitkamp; jonathaneasley; kevincramer; koch; kochbrothers; missouri; northdakota; republicans; tennessee; thehill; timphillips; wisconsin
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Koch brothers gave their money to corrupt, establishment Republicans who ended up losing.

The Koch brothers are not supporting honest, conservative candidates.

From the article:

"The Koch network is seeking Democratic partners on some of its top legislative priorities, such as criminal justice reform and a pathway to citizenship for "Dreamers."

“I’m happy and our organization is happy to support anyone and we’d love there to be more Democrats that support these values and these issues,” Koch said."

1 posted on 07/30/2018 2:42:53 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective

Enemies of the people


2 posted on 07/30/2018 2:45:08 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: detective

The Kochs are the same brand of scum as Soros.


3 posted on 07/30/2018 2:45:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=600><p>https://i.imgur.com/zXSEP5Z.gif)
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To: detective

Open borders jerks. Screw em.


4 posted on 07/30/2018 2:47:07 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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"The Kochs are the same brand of scum as Soros."

To think at one point these were our good guys, boy was I bleeping naive....

5 posted on 07/30/2018 2:47:29 PM PDT by taildragger ("Do you hear the people Singing? Singing the Song of Angry Men!"i)
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To: detective

If the Kock Brothers do any business with the federal government,
it’s time to throw their companies off the government dole.


6 posted on 07/30/2018 2:48:29 PM PDT by tennmountainman ("Trust Sessions" Yeah Right.)
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The Koch Brothers end up being as malign a force in politics as George Soros.

Not because they back “progressives”, but because they end up funding candidates who will do little or nothing to block and counter “progressives”, either by losing in an election contest against them, or by buckling under pressure and give up the contest once in office.

With as much money as the Koch Brothers throw around, they could at least buy a FEW people with a little backbone.

Otherwise it is urinating into the wind.


7 posted on 07/30/2018 2:48:43 PM PDT by alloysteel ("No" is a complete sentence. On so many levels.)
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To: detective

Does anyone have a list of the Koch’s businesses? Sure would like to patronize their competitors.


8 posted on 07/30/2018 2:48:55 PM PDT by ryderann
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If the price is surrender of a vital interest, they can keep their money.


9 posted on 07/30/2018 2:51:17 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Number of arrested coup conspirators to date: 1)
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They are a cheap labor cartel-—Americans for Prosperity is a front group not much different from what Soros finances-OPEN BORDERS FOR ALL. They desire a return to feudalism.


10 posted on 07/30/2018 2:51:29 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: alloysteel

Anyone you can buy doesn’t have a backbone to begin with.


11 posted on 07/30/2018 2:51:34 PM PDT by henkster (Monsters from the Id.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
No they aren't. Maybe in the same region, but not even in the same ballpark. But how stupid is this:

They've run ads on wasteful spending against Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), who is challenging Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.) in another state Trump won in 2016.

Every congress critter votes for pork for their own district if they want to stay in office. And Casey is far worse in this category than Lou Barletta. Their real problem with Lou is that he is not a GOPe lackey who supports open borders. In fact, he has been calling for meaningful enforcement, including a wall, before Trump ever ran for president.

12 posted on 07/30/2018 2:52:26 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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post all the names we can all post great things all over the internet about good not to be bought GOP folks that need our support....that will be worth more then the Koch brothers money any day


13 posted on 07/30/2018 2:52:33 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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It’s their money to do with as they please.


14 posted on 07/30/2018 2:53:31 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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The Kochs are issue advocates.


15 posted on 07/30/2018 2:53:53 PM PDT by jimfree (My18 y/o granddaughter continues to have more quality exec experience than an 8 year Obama.)
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The question for me is, how do we hurt the Koch brothers? This is a culture war. You choose sides. They are choosing the wrong side. Losers need to take damage. How do we hurt them?


16 posted on 07/30/2018 2:55:07 PM PDT by cyberstoic
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well no......

Marsha Blackburn from Tennessee is receiving the koch support. She is a great conservative

so, you are just wrong


17 posted on 07/30/2018 2:56:21 PM PDT by bert
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By the Koch brothers not supporting Republicans willing to fight the enemies of the Republic, the anti-Capitalist Democrats, they are cutting their own throats. How is it that they fail to see what the conflict is about? Has all that focus on their business affairs taken them away from matters deeply threatening America’s future success? It seems to me that their “I got mine,” is all that matters and the country can slip off the edge.


18 posted on 07/30/2018 2:57:36 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Cultural Marxism is the cult of the Left waiting for the Mothership.)
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To: detective; Liz; Tennessee Nana

Americans for Illegal Alien Prosperity???


19 posted on 07/30/2018 2:59:26 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks ( The US Constitution ....... Invented by geniuses and God .... Administered by morons ......)
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Some of these GOP candidates can pick up a lot of support from Democrats and Independents if they publicly call out the Koch brothers as a couple of repulsive characters who are a stain on the U.S. political scene.


20 posted on 07/30/2018 2:59:47 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("The Russians escaped while we weren't watching them ... like Russians will.")
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