Koch brothers

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When Choosing Your Billionaire, Money Matters.

Ken Vogel writes in Politico this morning that, “An increasingly bitter personal rift between billionaires T. Boone Pickens and Charles and David Koch has morphed into an expensive political battle that is testing the commitment of House Republicans to the tea party principles many of them have publicly embraced.”

Rep. Paul Ryan Wines with Major Donor, Koch Attendee

Susan Crabtree at TPM reported over the weekend that Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) $350-a-bottle wine summit last week included Cliff Asness, a wealthy hedge fund manager from Connecticut.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and How to Call the Fat Cats Fat

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of June 20-24, 2011.

Fighting for Big Oil--AFPs New Summer Campaign

Politico reports this morning that Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFP), an organization founded and funded by the owners of energy giant Koch Industries, will begin a new campaign to blame President Obama for rising gas prices.

Rep. Paul Ryan Received More Than $100,000 From the Kochs and Their PAC

Given all the attention that Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is receiving for his budget proposal, it’s probably a good idea to remind everyone that he is the among the top recipients of campaign cash from the billionaire Koch brothers and their company’s political action committee.

According to our analysis of data coded by the Center for Responsive Politics, Ryan’s campaign and his leadership PAC have received $98,000 from Koch’s PAC and $2,500 from David Koch.

"Gov. Walker, I Have Another Billionaire Campaign Contributor on Line 1"

Public Campaign Action Fund's National Campaigns Director, David Donnelly, had a piece in Huffington Post yesterday asking the question: After talking shop with a man he thought to be billionaire Republican donor David Koch last week, who else would get through to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker?

Did Scott Walker break the law?

Today, Public Campaign Action Fund sent letters to both the Dane County (WI) District Attorney’s office and the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board urging them to look into whether Gov. Scott Walker broke the law during his conversation with who he assumed was billionaire donor David Koch earlier this week.

New Koch Brothers Report

Public Campaign Action Fund and Common Cause have released a new report, "Uncloaking the Kochs: A Closer Look at the Chairmen of the Billionaire's Caucus."