New group forms to counter Koch brothers

American Bridge 21st Century– the group that has hired that guy to come up and follow GOP Senate candidate Dan Sullivan around with a camera – announced a new national digital/research/rapid-response project aimed at the Koch brothers and those who the brothers are supporting.

Here’s the YouTube ad that went out with the announcement of the group’s formation:

According to a memo leaked to Politico, the Koch brothers funded political arm, Americans for Prosperity, intends to spend $125 million on the upcoming midterm elections. Americans for Prosperity has already spent $2.5 million attacking U.S. Sen. Mark Begich. It gets confusing, however, because Begich himself is the only Senate candidate, including among the three Republican challengers, to whom the Koch brothers have donated. In 2010, they gave his leadership PAC $5,000.

David Brock, the founder of American Bridge, called the group’s new effort a “research-and-communications, first-of-its-kind war room that’s targeting the Koch brothers and also the GOP candidates who are benefiting from their … spending.”

In related Koch brothers news, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday called for amending the U.S. Constitution to bar big money donors, like the Koch brothers, from unlimited donations to super-PACs.

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6 thoughts on “New group forms to counter Koch brothers

  1. Milton Friedman

    Demonizing those with whom you disagree? Why am I not surprised by this tactic from you? Is that on page one or page two of you play book? One last thing Vinny; how much clout did those contracts in 2007 get then Mayor Begich anyway?

  2. Vince Beltrami

    Hey Milton, at least two of the three things you mentioned are true. Its shameful you don’t understand that. Do some research.

  3. John Smith

    I am trying my best to be professional in my comments and critique’s of the advertising during this race, but quite frankly, this comes across as a preview for a really bad Steven Segal movie.

  4. D. Deditus

    The veracity of this advertisement is questionable at best. It seems to be built on the same thical foundation that much of the Begich prropaganda comes from. I think Alaska deserves far better. Its time to get rid of Begich. Alaska does not need to feed the Obama administration”s war on our state.

  5. Milton Friedman

    Pathetic. According to the ad, the Koch brothers want to end the minimum wage, they want to destroy the environment and they want the elderly to die for lack of healthcare? The sad thing is, there might actually be people in the state that may believe this BS. This is shameful advertising.

  6. Thos. Payne

    You need a playbook and consumer’s guide to outside groups and money to keep it all straight. I am confused already. Begich takes money from the Koch brothers. Begich then runs ads trashing the Koch brothers. And, the Koch brothers spend money trashing Begich. How does this make sense?

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