Reid: 'Vast majority' of Koch ads are lies
February 26th, 2014
09:46 PM ET
2 months ago

Reid: 'Vast majority' of Koch ads are lies

(CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid fired away Wednesday at political ads hitting Obamacare funded by the billionaire Koch brothers that he says are all "untrue."

Reid later eased off some of his comments, but continued to pile on criticism of Americans for Prosperity.

That group, backed by conservatives Charles and David Koch, has flooded airwaves with ads attacking vulnerable Democratic senators up for reelection and Senate candidates for their support of Obamacare.
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Filed under: David and Charles Koch • Harry Reid • Health care
Koch Bros.-backed group gave millions to small business lobby
November 21st, 2013
09:27 PM ET
5 months ago

Koch Bros.-backed group gave millions to small business lobby

(CNN) - The National Federation of Independent Business is one of the most influential small-business advocacy groups in the country. They battle against government regulation, higher taxes and, perhaps most famously, Obamacare. And they do it all as the self-described "voice of small business."

But it turns out that the champions of Main Street America got more money last year from a group backed by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch than any other single source.

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Filed under: David and Charles Koch
November 3rd, 2013
10:35 PM ET
5 months ago

Koch brothers fire back at Belafonte after Ku Klux Klan comments

Washington (CNN) - In a rare move, a spokesman for the Koch brothers made a statement defending the Republican super donors after Harry Belafonte likened the billionaire chemical tycoons to the Ku Klux Klan.

"Mr. Belafonte's comments are false and reprehensible," said Rob Tappan, a spokesman for the brothers. "His comments are divisive and destructive and are indicative of the type of hateful rhetoric that leads to the breakdown of a civil and respectful society."

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Filed under: David and Charles Koch
Billionaire conservatives take aim at top Senate Democrat
October 9th, 2013
08:21 PM ET
6 months ago

Billionaire conservatives take aim at top Senate Democrat

Washington (CNN) – Koch Industries, the massive, multi-national energy and chemical conglomerate, owned by influential conservative donors Charles and David Koch, fired back Wednesday at the top Senate Democrat, charging he accused them of playing a pivotal role in GOP efforts to shut down the government.

Philip Ellender, president of government and public affairs division of Koch Companies, sent a letter to Congress denying that Koch had any role in devising the strategy to demand that Obamacare be defunded in order to keep the federal government operating.

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Group targets Koch brothers on cable ads
August 21st, 2012
08:45 AM ET
2 years ago

Group targets Koch brothers on cable ads

(CNN) – The liberal group Patriot Majority launched a cable television ad campaign Tuesday going after the Koch brothers, who are major supporters of conservative and libertarian causes.

Patriot Majority said it was initially spending $500,000 to air the ads, and expects to spend more than a million dollars by the end of 2012.
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Filed under: Ads • David and Charles Koch
Conservative group's new ad hits Obama over national debt
August 7th, 2012
12:37 PM ET
2 years ago

Conservative group's new ad hits Obama over national debt

Washington (CNN) – A major fiscal conservative group which has spent tens of millions of dollars on television commercials critical of President Barack Obama revealed new details on their next round of TV ads Tuesday.

According to Americans for Prosperity, the new ad buy starts Wednesday in 11 battleground states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • David and Charles Koch
Koch brothers slam 'guy who makes obscene gestures with a monkey'
August 7th, 2012
11:10 AM ET
2 years ago

Koch brothers slam 'guy who makes obscene gestures with a monkey'

(CNN) - Actor Zach Galifianakis may be known for his less-than family-friendly sense of humor, but billionaires David and Charles Koch demonstrated Tuesday they don't find him so funny.

The comedian is co-starring with Will Ferrell in the upcoming comedy, "The Campaign," which features a pair of wealthy donors called the "Motch brothers," played by Dan Aykroyd and John Lithgow.
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Filed under: David and Charles Koch