Koch money is beginning to scare the bejesus out of Democrats and democrats. Greg Sargent looks at what Americans For Prosperity (Koch) is spending vs. the Senate Majority PAC (Democratic fund raisers).
A source familiar with ad buy info collected by the Senate Majority PAC tells me that as of today in Louisiana, AFP has spent over $1.7 million so far on ads against Senator Mary Landrieu, versus less than $650,000 by the SMP.
Meanwhile, in North Carolina, the source says, AFP as of today has spent a staggering $7.2 million against Senator Kay Hagan, versus only $1.4 million by the SMP.
Those are lopsided imbalances. And it’s going to get a lot worse. Dems expect the Koch network to spend as much as $200 million this cycle. ...Sargent,WaPo
Sure. But the election is still months away... Right ...?
It may seem unusual to be sounding the alarm nine months before Election Day. But as best as I can determine, this isn’t a garden variety effort to goose donors. Dem operatives are genuinely worried about this spending onslaught. ...Sargent,WaPo
A lot of Americans are talking about a third party. Why can't we get behind a third party?
Good question. But where are our billions?