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Politico: The Koch Brothers' Secret Bank

By MIKE ALLEN and JIM VANDEHEI | 9/11/13 | Politico

An Arlington, Va.-based conservative group, whose existence until now was unknown to almost everyone in politics, raised and spent $250 million in 2012 to shape political and policy debate nationwide.

The group, Freedom Partners, and its president, Marc Short, serve as an outlet for the ideas and funds of the mysterious Koch brothers, cutting checks as large as $63 million to groups promoting conservative causes, according to an IRS document to be filed shortly.

The group has about 200 donors, each paying at least $100,000 in annual dues. It raised $256 million in the year after its creation in November 2011, the document shows. And it made grants of $236 million — meaning a totally unknown group was the largest sugar daddy for conservative groups in the last election, second in total spending only to Karl Rove’s American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, which together spent about $300 million.

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Thanks, but NO thanks.

romney, ryan, nra, co-opted tea party, etc.

One of the things that Americans must learn is to take part and stand on their own. Relying on organizations, Brothers, or others to do your work will never achieve the results that we seek.

Take a flying hike, koch bro's.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul