Stung by midterms, especially in Wisconsin, Koch network changes its approach

Despite the launch of their new super PAC, the Koch network lost many of its big bets in 2018, including those placed on Matt Rosendale in Montana and Leah Vukmir in Wisconsin. Wisconsin also saw the unseating of a Koch-network favorite, Gov. Scott Walker. > Open Secrets

Koch-backed group drops another $1.5 million for Walker

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A conservative group that’s part of the network run by Kansas billionaire Charles Koch is spending another $1.5 million to help Gov. Scott Walker win re-election. Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin announced Wednesday it was launching a third ad starting Thursday targeting Walker’s Democratic opponent Tony Evers. > AP News

Koch-funded group drops another $1.3 million against Evers

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A conservative group that’s part of the network run by Kansas billionaire Charles Koch is dropping another $1.3 million in the Wisconsin governor’s race. Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin announced Friday it was launching a second ad targeting Tony Evers. It comes after the group spent $1.8 million on an ad in August. > AP News

Koch-funded groups spending $1.6 million to lift Vukmir over Baldwin

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Two groups that are part of the network run by conservative Kansas billionaire Charles Koch unleashed $1.6 million in new ads attacking Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin on Wednesday, raising spending in a race that’s already one of the most expensive in the country. > AP News

Koch group rolls out $1.8M pro-Walker ad buy

A conservative advocacy group funded by billionaire activist brothers Charles and David Koch is launching a $1.8 million ad buy for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin announced the TV, cable and digital ad buy on Tuesday. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Who are the 2018 Koch Candidates?

Campaign finance disclosures from the Koch Industries Political Action Committee (KochPAC) show that Team Koch is investing heavily in candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. PR Watch‘s state-by-state list shows how much they’ve given to whom in Wisconsin.