Skip to comments.Unhappy with Trump and populists, Kochs for first time will intervene in GOP primaries
Posted on 03/02/2019 10:16:33 AM PST by Mariner
OXON HILL, Md. The Koch political network for the first time plans to intervene in GOP primaries as part of a deliberate 2020 strategy to reverse years of essentially rubber-stamping the Republican Party in general elections.
Disappointed with Republicans in Congress and occasionally at odds with President Trump, the coalition of political groups overseen by Charles Koch has been re-evaluating its engagement in federal campaigns. Playing in GOP primaries to elect more like-minded Republicans to the House and Senate is key tactical adjustment the network has agreed to, with a top Koch official confirming that incumbents could be targeted for defeat.
We think that if were going to be more selective, you know, raise the bar before getting involved, that it makes sense, therefore, to do more primaries, Tim Phillips, who runs Americans for Prosperity, the Koch grassroots arm, told the Washington Examiner on Thursday while making the rounds at the Conservative Political Action Conference. The Washington Examiner is a CPAC media sponsor.
If your model is, be more selective try to find people who are genuinely policy champions, Phillips added, then there are going to be times that the primary is the crucial aspect of being able to do that.
Unhappy with Republicans and Trump on issues ranging from trade, to immigration, to deficits and debt, the Koch groups are scaling back their support for the GOP out of concern that they had become an organ of the party. Phillips said the network still plans to make a substantial investment in federal and state campaigns over the next two years. He emphasized that Koch has worked closely with the president and Republicans in Congress on criminal justice reform and the tax overhaul to achieve key policy victories.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
Any, ANY politician that takes money from the Koch network (Americans for prosperity etc.) is YOUR enemy and an enemy of the American people.
Ensure they get unelected.
Now, not so much.
The Kochs are not movement conservatives or party people.
Koch collusion. When will the hearings begin?
Idiots. I hope the little PR Princess cleans out their bank accounts. They deserve it.
The Illegal Immigration issue laid bare the priorities of many power brokers. Any conservative who takes money from the Koch’s needs to be defeated.
GOP-e Koch suckers are easily visible. Don’t vote for them.
First time my a$$!!!
Havent these guys made enough cash screwing the rest of us?
Shoot. I remember when the far left snowflakes hated the Kochs. Now that the Kochs have “flipped”, the ‘RATS love them.
Their mating call: Thats not who we are!
IMO, anyone who believes in open borders tramples upon the graves of everyone who died serving AMERICA. And that includes the damnable Koch brothers!
Shove it back at them, make them choke on their words, WE are the news makers, the media that is bought and paid for by big corpate companies like GE; Time Warner, etc. are being paid by people like other countries and Soros, the Clintons don't have big money anymore, they have been caught in their own game...they will either be ‘dying’ or they will ‘become very sick’ in the very near future, how dare people put very ‘ill’ people in court for the crimes they have committed, course it was just fine for a republican to be court Martial...right???
Throw it back people, research them, and then post it, let it go all over the Internet and they soon will back down...we get our news from ‘fake news’ so throw it back with some ‘facts’ and they can't do anything about it...
“The Illegal Immigration issue laid bare the priorities of many power brokers. “
The two biggest issues of our time.
Guanos think the Koke brothers are evil incarnate.
Mee hee hee ha.
Weird and good how all this is shaping up.
Alzheimers or maybe just senile.
Yep. I suspect they have financed pretty much every never Trump Koch sucker since 2016.
Funny how the Rats used the evil Koch brothers in their attack ads against GOP candidates all the time.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.