The Buying of the Presidency

More than the Kochs: Big donors outside the campaign finance spotlight – Melissa Yeager


The CBS Sunday Morning show received the rare opportunity to sit down with the most famous billionaire political donor: Charles Koch.

Charles Koch and his brother David are some of the most active political donors in American politics. Their company, Koch Industries, manufactures a variety of products and the billionaires boosted into the campaign finance spotlight through their super PAC, Americans for Prosperity.

In the 2014 cycle, Koch Industries made $10 million in contributions and spent more than $13 million on lobbying. Individually, during the 2014 cycle, Charles Koch contributed $5.1 million and David Koch contributed $2 million.

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