Koch Brothers

Koch brothers reportedly ready to back Scott Walker

Reuters

Billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, the influential conservative donors, have settled on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as their top choice to win the 2016 Republican nomination for U.S. president, the New York Times reported on Monday.

Koch Donors Give Rubio Early Nod

Kenneth P. Vogel & Tarini Parti, Politico

In an informal straw poll of some conference donors, Sen. Marco Rubio came out ahead of four other would-be GOP presidential candidates who had been invited, according to an attendee familiar with the results. Rand Paul finished last.

Charles Koch's Crusade For Prison Reform

Roy Wenzlthe, Wichita Eagle

Charles Koch’s views on criminal justice system just may surprise you. After studying the U.S. criminal justice system, Charles Koch concluded that there are too many laws and too many prosecutions of nonviolent offenders.

Libs Launch Campaign to 'Kick Kochs Out of Schools'

Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart

The Zinn Education Project, which supports the use of revisionist historian Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the US, is revving up a campaign based on its claim of having exposed the Koch Brothers’ sponsorship of the Bill of Rights Institute.

Kochs Target R's on Tax Breaks

Brain Faler, Politico

Powerful conservative groups including those backed by the Koch Brothers are pushing Republicans to take a hard line on a raft of expired tax breaks pending in the lame duck, an effort that could jeopardize party leaders’ hopes for a low-drama Congress.

GOP Blocks Dems’ Push to Rewrite 1st Amend. Campaign Spending

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

A Dem. election year push led by Harry Reid to amend the Constitution and roll back campaign-spending free speech rights ran out of steam Thurs. and fell victim to a Senate filibuster. “This is an attack on the First Amendment’s most important protection,” said Sen. Mike Lee.

Black Conservatives Attacked At NAACP Convention

John Binder, TheHayride.com

Two prominent black conservatives, Deneen Borelli & Rev. C.L. Bryant, attended the Annual NAACP Convention with their conservative organization FreedomWorks. According to a woman who violently confronted them, they aren't welcome due to FreedomWorks'  connections to the Koch Brothers. 

Kochs Launch New Super PAC for Midterms

Kenneth P. Vogel and Darren Goode, Politico

During a closed-door gathering of major donors in Southern California, the political operation spearheaded by the Koch brothers unveiled a significant new weapon in its rapidly expanding arsenal — a super PAC called Freedom Partners Action Fund.

Cruz Stands Against Democrats at First Amendment Hearing

Proponents of Democratic Senator Tom Udall's S.J. Res 19 say it would just "repeal Citizens United" or "regulate big money in politics." That is nonsense, says Senator Ted Cruz. Nothing in the amendment is limited to corporations, or to nefarious billionaires. It gives Congress power to regulate—and ban—speech by everybody.

TEAParty Charges Reid w/ Ethics Violation

WND Staff

An ethics complaint filed by Tea Party Patriots charges Harry Reid with abusing his power to intimidate citizens ilke the Kochs. Reid’s attacks were made on the Senate floor, where the interests of the republic are supposed to be paramount.

Reid’s Crusade Against the Kochs Threatens Free Speech

Elizabeth Slattery, Heritage Foundation Blog

Harry Reid promised that the Senate will take up a proposed constitutional amendment this year that would radically alter the 1st Amend. Senate resolution 19 would allow Congress to limit fundraising and spending on election campaigns & indep. political speech.

Dems Double Down on Strategy of Bashing Koch Bros.

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Will the strategy even work considering that most people don’t even know who the conservative billionaire industrialists are?

Vitter: Kochs Are Fighting for Our Freedoms

Cathy Burke, NewsMax

Sen. David Vitter praised conservative billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch as "two of the most patriotic Americans" ever during a town hall discussion about the growing influence of lobbyists.

Ted Cruz Blasts Reid's Attacks on Kochs

Right Scoop Staff

Ted Cruz hit back at Harry Reid for his attack on the Koch brothers. Cruz told Reid that it’s not his place to attack private citizens. He noted the hypocrisy of Reid for not mentioning the billionaire who has pledged to give money to Dems. to get Climate Change laws passed.

Koch Group President Fires Back at Reid

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips is taking exception to Harry Reid's attacks on the Koch brothers, the conservative group's major benefactors. Phillips attacked Reid for his comments that billionaires Charles and David Koch were "un-American," comparing the attacks to McCarthyism.

Landrieu Campaign, Media Doubling Down on Koch Bashing

Joe Cunningham, Red State

The whole notion of out-of-state money used for an ad campaign being a bad thing reeks of hypocrisy. No one from Landrieu’s office has condemned the Dems’ Senate Majority PAC, which is run by a former Harry Reid strategist, for running an anti-Cassidy ad campaign recently.

GOP Powerhouse AFP Steps Up Attack on Vulnerable Dems

Matea Gold, Washington Post

With early attacks against Senate Dems, Americans for Prosperity emerges as the Right's most powerful ally. Currently AFP has launched ad campaigns against five vulnerable Senate Dems., and some House Dems, including Rep. Nick Rahall (W.Va.).

Maddow Gets More Heat Over Bogus Koch Report

Debra Heine, Breitbart

Rachel Maddow has doubled down on her spurious "bombshell" report alleging that the nefarious Koch Brothers helped fund a shockingly outrageous initiative in FL (which the vast majority of Floridians support), but no one outside of the MSNBC clown car seems to be buying it.

Social Conservatives' Fundraising Plans Revealed

Kenneth P. Vogel, Politico

Plans in the works range from aggressive super PAC spending in primaries against Republicans deemed squishy on social issues, to holding a donor conference in Normandy, France.

Big Business Wants A Divided GOP – You Can Stop Them

Big Business keeps the Republican establishment alive with its tons of money, even though everyone can see that what’s happening in Washington – the spending and the growth of government – is unsustainable. The limited government conservative grassroots must take a stand against it.