Echoing Trump, RNC Warns Candidates, Donors Away From Koch Brothers

by Abel Hampton August 6, 2018, 0:06
Echoing Trump, RNC Warns Candidates, Donors Away From Koch Brothers

With changes to campaign finance regulations over the past two decades, the Kochs became even more powerful, running the biggest dark money machine in US politics.

The memo is yet another sign of growing tensions between supporters of President Donald Trump and the Koch family.

Koch spokesman James Davis did not respond directly to the RNC letter but suggested to Politico that the network will work across party lines to "help people improve their lives" and "create a society of mutual benefit-where people succeed by helping others".

Charles Koch is the Chairman and CEO of one of the largest private companies in the world, Koch Industries, a fossil fuels and chemicals conglomerate that has been a serial polluter of the air and water for decades. "We look forward to working with anyone to do so".

"First, the most important thing to know is the President Trump has continually made very clear that the RNC is his political arm and he has put his faith in the RNC as the entity that he works with to elect Republicans", McDaniel wrote in a memo to high-profile donors.

On Sunday, Koch said he anxious that Trump's trade policies could trigger a recession, if they became restrictive enough.

"We've got a message for lawmakers across the country".

Many Republicans up for election are remaining mum on the topic, afraid of alienating Trump on one hand, whose popularity among his base is solid enough that his endorsement could potentially help a candidate pick up a enough votes to sway a close race. "But they were willing to support the tax cut and the deregulation, while opposing the heart of Trumpism - trade and immigration". "How celebs are getting into the midterms Dem lawmaker sees "probability" that next Speaker will be black Senate GOP battles for leverage with House on spending MORE Congress, that's more powerful than any policy debate or anything else because I think Republicans and most of the independents, a majority of independents, see that as risky to some piece of policy that they like, be it immigration or economic policy", he continued. He also said their political network was "highly overrated". Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.). Immigrant babies in cages at the southern border and reports that the Trump administration is effectively kidnapping immigrant children by ripping them from their parents and then deporting the parents, is not the stuff of a corporate marketing campaign - thus the need to distance Koch Industries from Trump.

There is documented evidence that the Koch network engaged in a multi-faceted strategy to discourage progressives and liberals from turning out in the 2016 presidential election, thus tipping the victory to Trump.

The head of the Republican National Committee criticized the conservative Koch network of donors on Thursday for threatening to back Democrats, escalating tensions between the party and its core business backers before November's congressional elections.

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