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Koch-backed political network,
designed to shield donors,
raised $400 million in 2012

Washington Post, by Matea Gold

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/5/2014 11:16:37 PM

The political network spearheaded by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch has expanded into a far-reaching operation of unrivaled complexity, built around a maze of groups that cloaks its donors, according to an analysis of new tax returns and other documents. The filings show that the network of politically active nonprofit groups backed by the Kochs and fellow donors in the 2012 elections financially outpaced other independent groups on the right and, on its own, matched the long-established national coalition of labor unions that serves as one of the biggest sources of support for Democrats. The resources and the breadth

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Objectivity, 1/5/2014 11:49:01 PM     (No. 9681100)

I´m ok, you are not......political speech standards of Warren Buffett´s Washington Post.....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JediJerry, 1/6/2014 12:02:43 AM     (No. 9681106)

Bet me a couple hundred billion George Soros has the Koch boys beat big time when it comes to political networks shielding donors. Whatever it takes to beat the Rats is fine with me. I see Rove´s name mentioned in this as a big fund raiser so perhaps the Koch boys are part of the GOP Repstablishment we can thank for bringing us McCain and Romney, and soon they will hand us Christie on a fresh box of Krispy Kreme donuts to go up against PIAPS.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 1/6/2014 3:01:19 AM     (No. 9681152)

Has the WaPo ever run an article on Soros or ACORN? Or how about the gazillions that homosexual groups contribute? Or Hollywood dark money?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: suedotsue, 1/6/2014 4:17:40 AM     (No. 9681166)

If they did raise $400 million they were extremely successful at electing and re-electing the radical left.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/6/2014 7:07:43 AM     (No. 9681258)

I´m sure the left thinks the Kochs are financing the mockery of climate change when people can see for themselves what a ruse it is. They´ve blocked Keystone because the Kochs could benefit from it.I saw it myself when Henry Waxman had a meltdown talking about them.

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