Thursday, March 24, 2016

Koch Brothers, Fat Cat Republicans Focusing On Congressional Races

With the prospect of their "presidential" nominee being neo- fascist hot air balloon Donald "Rump" Trump in November, Republican fat cats are scrambling to protect their puppets in the Senate and House.  The Koch brothers political network, in conjunction with the Karl Rove "Crossroads" operation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are planning a massive cash onslaught to shore up the fortunes of endangered right- wing cranks:
The behemoth Koch operation — which aims to spend almost $900 million before the November elections — is now considering abandoning Trump as a nominee and focusing its resources on behalf of GOP congressional candidates.  [snip]
In New Hampshire, Law’s advocacy group One Nation began a $1 million ad campaign this week praising Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) for seeking “bipartisan solutions” to fight the heroin crisis in her state. In Ohio, the Freedom Partners Action Fund, a super PAC financed by billionaire industrialist Charles Koch and other conservative donors, is running a TV spot attacking Democratic candidate and former governor Ted Strickland for tax increases during his administration.
The groups are being bolstered by some of the party’s biggest donors and fundraisers, many of whom have turned their funds toward congressional Republicans after seeing their favored candidates forced out of the White House race.
Progressives will never be able to match plutocrat money now expected to flow into the Senate and House races.  But we know the arc of history bends in our direction (!) and we're in reach of reclaiming the Senate (and thereby a progressive seat on the U.S. Supreme Court!).  If you can, it's important to please give these worthy folks some help in their Senate races:

Russ Feingold (WI)

Maggie Hassan (NH)

Tammy Duckworth (IL)

Ted Strickland (OH)

Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ) 

Jason Kander (MO) 

Thank you!

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