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Right-wing activist David Koch dead at 79: report

Source: The Raw Story

Right-wing activist David Koch dead at 79: report

Published 9 mins ago on August 23, 2019 By Travis Gettys

David Koch, the billionaire industrialist and conservative activist, has reportedly died.

Sources close to the family confirmed the 79-year-old Koch, who retired from the privately owned Koch Industries last year, passed away, according to New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer.

Koch took over as president of Koch Engineering in 1979, and became co-owner of Koch Industries four years later with his older brother, Charles Koch.

He was ranked the 11th-wealthiest person in the world upon his retirement, with an estimated net worth of $51 billion, and both he and his brother donated much of their fortune to conservative political candidates and causes.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/right-wing-activist-david-koch-dead-at-79-report/

Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is reportedly expected to announce his candidacy for president, becom

Source: The Hill

Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is reportedly expected to announce his candidacy for president, becoming the second prominent Republican to challenge President Trump for the party's nomination.

The New York Times reported Wednesday that Walsh, now a radio host, will announce his candidacy as early as the weekend. Walsh argued in an op-ed for the newspaper last week that the president needed a primary challenge from the right and told the Times in an interview that he would announce his intentions before Labor Day.

Walsh would join former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld (R), who announced his candidacy earlier this year, as the second Republican challenger to mount the long-shot challenge against Trump, whose approval rating among Republicans has hovered above 50 percent since he took office in 2017.

The former congressman supported Trump during the 2016 election but has hammered the president for his conduct in the years that followed. Earlier this year, he sharply criticized Trump over behavior outlined in Robert Mueller's report that detailed the results of the special counsel investigation into the Trump campaign.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/458365-joe-walsh-expected-to-announce-presidential-run-report

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/458365-joe-walsh-expected-to-announce-presidential-run-report
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