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I can't read that - the Post wants me to pay a dollar (O.K. so I'm cheap). But the bottom line is that when it comes to political contributions there is no question but the the Kochs are active. But there are many others also actively involved. For example:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/2016-election/campaign-finance/

 

And notice the super-PACs in this ($217m vs $82m):

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/graphics/2016-presidential-campaign-fundraising/

 

 

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Sure but that's only a small segment of Koch-related political influence.  You can get a better idea by doing a general "Koch" search at OpenSecrets.  Reading about their methodology & what they can not measure is edifying too.  Or just do a Google to come up with "maps" like this along with related articles:

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 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2014/01/06/mapping-the-koch-brothers-massive-politica...

 

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You're right - wrong company. But did you happen to notice the individual contributions? 

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@rk9152wrote:

#3 is Steyer owned.

 


https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php

HUH?  Want to look at that again?

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@smcawrote:

@rk9152wrote:  From the original - In recent days, Koch network groups have purchased ads targeting Democratic lawmakers in key elections across the country - and Steyer is purchasing ads going in the other direction. I do not see the point o this topic.

I'm sure Steyer would be quite complimented (and amused too) by your apparent belief that his wealth and political activity is competitive with the Koch bros.  And that's to say nothing of the added wealth from the many plutocratic members of the numerous political organizations that make up the vast Koch network.

 

Go find some relevant #s & history why don't you?  The Kochs'  conspiracy against American democracy have been going on for decades & are a honest-to-goodness threat to We the People.


https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php

#3 is Steyer owned.

 

https://www.opensecrets.org/overview/topindivs.php

#2 is Steyer.

 

Are those numbers relevent enough?

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@ChasKy53wrote:

@rk9152wrote:

From the original - In recent days, Koch network groups have purchased ads targeting Democratic lawmakers in key elections across the country - and Steyer is purchasing ads going in the other direction. I do not see the point o this topic.


At least that's what you say ........


Are you saying that Steyer is not running such ads?

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@rk9152wrote:  From the original - In recent days, Koch network groups have purchased ads targeting Democratic lawmakers in key elections across the country - and Steyer is purchasing ads going in the other direction. I do not see the point o this topic.

I'm sure Steyer would be quite complimented (and amused too) by your apparent belief that his wealth and political activity is competitive with the Koch bros.  And that's to say nothing of the added wealth from the many plutocratic members of the numerous political organizations that make up the vast Koch network.

 

Go find some relevant #s & history why don't you?  The Kochs'  conspiracy against American democracy have been going on for decades & are a honest-to-goodness threat to We the People.

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@rk9152wrote:

From the original - In recent days, Koch network groups have purchased ads targeting Democratic lawmakers in key elections across the country - and Steyer is purchasing ads going in the other direction. I do not see the point o this topic.


At least that's what you say ........


"The only thing man learns from history is man learns nothing from history"
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@rk9152wrote:

 I do not see the point o this topic.


That has been noted...

 

 

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From the original - In recent days, Koch network groups have purchased ads targeting Democratic lawmakers in key elections across the country - and Steyer is purchasing ads going in the other direction. I do not see the point o this topic.

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