Known for their very vocal libertarian views and heavy election spending, the infamous billionaire Koch brothers are reportedly prepared to spend as much as $889 million in the 2016 election cycle, according to USA Today.
Heads of the Kochs’ political operation release a report yesterday that detailed the projected budget which is easily more than triple the $240 million the Kochs spent in 2012. Charles Koch detailed:
“Americans have taken an important step in slowing down the march toward collectivism. But as many of you know, we don’t rest on our laurels. We are already back at work and hard at it.”
Sheila Krumholz of the Center for Responsive Politics detailed of the announcement’s precedent, “We have never seen this before. There is no network akin to this one in terms of its complexity, scope and resources.”