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War Chest Growing on the Right for 2018 Midterms

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Last weekend reportedly about 550 members of the Koch network, a secretive group of right-wing political advocates, first convened by billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch in 2003, met at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa outside Palm Springs for a three-day, “Breaking Barriers” seminar and fundraiser. Each member is said to commit to contribute at least $100,000-per-year to Koch-linked groups.

The Koch network is said to have spent about $250 million on politics in the 2016 elections. But last Saturday, January 28, 2018, Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity, told reporters that the network has expanded their goals with the expectation of spending upwards of $400 million in the 2018 cycle – a figure that is slightly above the total amount the Republican Party has raised going into the midterms.

Sourcewatch identifies Americans for Prosperity as a Koch, right-wing, political advocacy group along with the Libre Initiative, and Stand Together and others.

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