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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 10:27 PM
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Marco Rubio the No. 1 recipient of Koch money in 2010 Senate races
We were watching with great trepidation this carpet bombing of money into Rubio's campaign coffers before the election last November. We knew it was far, far more than merely Karl Rove's outfit pumping it to Rubio.

Kyle Daly reports in the Florida Independent:

March 14, 2011


Data obtained by the Center for Responsive Politics from the Federal Elections Commission shows that Rubio was the largest recipient of Koch Industries campaign money for U.S. Senate races in 2010. He also received more money than anyone running for national office outside of Kansas, where Koch Industries is headquartered. Florida is home to a major Georgia-Pacific paper mill (Georgia-Pacific is a subsidiary of Koch Industries) that has been at the center of a major battle between Koch industries and environmental regulators. #

Many of Rubios other campaign donors have connections to the Koch brothers. Some are more closely affiliated with the Kochs than others, but all those with ties are plugged into the national network of business leaders and anti-tax and anti-regulation advocates that Charles and David Koch have endeavored to build through conferences and think tanks. #

The largest single contributor to Rubios campaign by far was the economic libertarian organization Club for Growth, whose members gave $346,450. Club for Growth has had ties to the Kochs since its founding in 1999. One of the groups directors, Howard Rich, is also a director of the Cato Institute, a think tank that Charles Koch provided the initial funding for and on whose board of directors David Koch now sits. #

Elliott Management, the Senate Conservatives Fund, Flo-Sun, Inc. and Koch Industries itself round out the list of the top five contributors to Rubios campaign. Elliott Management is a hedge fund management company run by Paul Singer, an investment banker who chairs the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank underwritten in part by the Koch Family Foundation and its affiliates. Singer has helped MC controversial Manhattan Institute events that Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Antonin Scalia have attended in recent years. #


Meet the next two-bit player launched into a leading role in political prostitution.

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KaryninMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 10:38 PM
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1. Sadly, this is really not a surprise.
We have our hands full here in Florida. Rubio was deadly enough. But combined with Scott, this one is going to be very difficult for us to dig out of. I think I'm ready to move back to a blue state.
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soryang Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 11:20 PM
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2. Michelle Lee has jumped onto the Rick Scott wagon
Did you see the video where Rick Scott was booed off the field when he threw out the first pitch? I don't beleive that corporate criminal was even elected. I believe that Florida electronic elections are total fraud.

Scott looks and acts like a Nazi. Rubio looks and sounds like the corrupt character he is.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-11 01:10 PM
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