What could bring together 2016 Presidential hopefuls Senators Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker?
You guessed it… Money. And a lot of it.
During a recent donor meeting in Rancho Mirage, California hosted by Freedom Partners, a nonprofit 501c(6) for the chamber of commerce, it was announced that conservative political advocacy groups supported by the billionaire Koch brothers plan to spend $889 million – more than double what they raised in 2012.
That’s nearly a billion dollars.
Koch Brothers Make It Rain
In 2012, the 17 allied groups of the Koch regime raised $407 million, challenging the clout of the official parties: The RNC raised $404 million, the DNC $319 million. During the 2014 midterm election, the Koch groups raised over $100 million and funded 44,000 campaign ads in battleground states.
GOP political media consultants are likely salivating at the opportunity to collect their commission from these hefty ad buys in 2016…
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart’s Take on the Koch Brothers
And in other news… After 16 years, the beloved Jon Stewart is stepping down from his award-winning The Daily Show. Hear his take on the 2016 Koch Brothers price tag.