Koch brothers network rules out anti-Clinton ads, denied meeting requests from Trump

Koch brothers network rules out anti-Clinton ads, denied meeting requests from Trump, by Theodore Schleifer.

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The powerful political network helmed by Charles and David Koch is ruling out running advertisements intended to hurt Hillary Clinton, another sign of their insistence on avoiding the presidential race.

The Koch network has previously said they will not back Republican candidate Donald Trump, but on Saturday officials told reporters that they would not run negative Clinton spots, a position taken by some Republican groups that are uneasy with the controversial GOP standard-bearer. …

The Kochs have assembled a political operation some consider to be on par with the Republican National Committee, using a constellation of nonprofit organizations to drive elections and policy fights in recent years. They today have 1,200 paid staff members in 38 states.

Yet their refusal to back Trump — whose language on immigration and trade is found to be too incendiary by the libertarian-inspired Kochs — is a leading reason why Trump is expected to be massively outgunned by Clinton and her allies in the advertising wars.

The left may have to find new bogey men. They currently trace everyone they wish to smear back to the Kochs (David Koch pictured), and claim their vast money is behind all right wing causes. It’s not, and George Soros funds far more, but don’t let that stand in the way of the leftist story about how they are really underdogs oppressed by a vast right wing conspiracy.