“The donor network created by the billionaire industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch is preparing to get involved in the presidential primaries in 2024, with the aim of turning ‘the page on the past’ in a thinly veiled rebuke of former President Donald Trump,“ the New York Times reports.
“The network, which consists of an array of political and advocacy groups backed by hundreds of ultrawealthy conservatives, has been among the most influential forces in American politics over the past 15 years, spending nearly $500 million supporting Republican candidates and conservative policies in the 2020 election cycle alone. But it has never before supported candidates in presidential primaries.”
Washington Post: “The return of one of the biggest spenders in American politics to the presidential primary field poses a direct challenge to the former president’s comeback bid.”
Wall Street Journal: “Mr. Trump has been critical of the Kochs, branding them globalists and a ‘total joke,’ within a GOP he infused with more populist and isolationist policies.”
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