Democrats continue to see many millions of dollars donated to their campaigns from wealthy people like Warren Buffett, George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates Mark Cuban, Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg, Marc Benioff, Alice Walton, Haim Saban and a long list of other billionaire and millionaire donors. It’s ironic that Democrats continue to accuse the GOP of being the party of the wealthy and big business.
The list of similar donors for Republicans is smaller, but two brothers, Charles and David Koch, have pledge $400 million to be used for various Republican campaigns this year in the midterm elections and to help promote conservative policies.
(Washington Examiner) – The political network overseen by industrialist billionaires Charles and David Koch on Saturday pledged to spend nearly $400 million on the midterm elections to defend Republican majorities in Congress and in state legislatures across the country.
The Koch network, meeting for its annual winter donor conference near Palm Springs, Calif., said the investment would also focus on promoting conservative policies and was equal to a 60 percent increase over what it spent in the 2016 presidential election. The campaign was set to include a $20 million expenditure to promote the Republican tax overhaul passed and signed into law late last year.
“We’re all in,” Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity, told reporters during a news conference to kick off the conference at the Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort and Spa.
Phillips conceded that the political environment for Republicans is “challenging,” though he declined to pin the blame on President Trump and his low job approval ratings and instead credited the toxic atmosphere for the GOP to historical trends that have seen the party in control of the White House lose seats in most midterms…
The next time you hear anyone criticize Republicans as being for the wealthy and business owners, consider the fact that Hillary Clinton’s campaign raised $230 million more than Trump’s campaign and she received $156 million more in outside money than Trump’s campaign received. All toll, Clinton’s campaign raised and received $794.8 million compared to Trump’s $408.4 million. So, which party is the party of the wealthy?