Tuesday, March 25, 2014

More of That Evil "Pro-Free Markets" Money

The Koch Brothers have an imitator.
Billionaire TD Ameritrade (AMTD) founder Joe Ricketts built a $25 million political operation aimed at reducing the size of government.
Now his youngest son, Todd, is trying to expand that family business, Ending Spending, to include other wealthy donors.
Father and son are following the activist-investor method of political giving favored by billionaire energy executives Charles and David Koch, who created a network of Republican-leaning groups and convinced like-minded donors to help pay for them. The Ricketts have won one big-name donor: Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino owner who spent about $100 million in the 2012 presidential election, gave Ending Spending about $1 million in 2012, Federal Election Commission records show.
Worthy endeavor.  I wish them well, and I might get out my checkbook.  We'll know they've made it when Harry Reid denounces them on the floor of the US Senate.


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