HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Kochs Take Tip From Soros...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:47 AM

Kochs Take Tip From Soros Investing In Voter Registration

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-02/kochs-take-tip-from-soros-investing-in-voter-registration.html

The door-knockers wearing matching T- shirts and carrying electronic tablets loaded with maps and survey scripts fanned out on a recent evening across Hillsborough County, a Florida enclave that has backed the winning presidential candidate in each of the last three elections.

Their mission: Find residents who share the small- government philosophy of Americans for Prosperity, a nonprofit group founded by billionaire industrialists and Republican donors Charles and David Koch

Its a project conceived in envy, as the Kochs watched another billionaire, financier George Soros, underwrite a 2004 Democratic voter-turnout project that operated outside of the official party, said Tim Phillips, AFPs president.

To their credit, Soros and other progressive, liberal donors decided to strengthen the movement rather than the party, Phillips said. It eventually worked, and theres no reason we cant see the same success.

0 replies, 433 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Reply to this thread