Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Meet The Ultra-Rich Koch Donors Who Not-So-Secretly Run Things

"The deep-pocketed political network created by the billionaire conservatives Charles and David Koch this summer quietly launched a super PAC that can buy explicitly political ads supporting Republican candidates rather than the issue-oriented ads they‘d been airing for years.

The catch: For the first time, the network’s donors would be publicly identified if they gave to the super PAC.

Four months later and the results are in: The super PAC, Freedom Partners Action Fund, is a smash hit with donors. It has surpassed its fundraising goal and now says it is on pace to spend roughly $25 million on ads intended to help Republicans capture the Senate."* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

*Read more here from Kenneth P Vogel & Mike Allen / Politico:

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