David Koch http://www.pfaw.org/ Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:00:14 -0400 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:08:56 -0400 Even Conservatives Admit Americans For Prosperity Is A Koch Brothers Front Group http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/even-conservatives-admit-americans-prosperity-koch-brothers-front-group <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="http://www.pfaw.org/sites/default/files/images/a_story_rww/Koch_bros.jpg?1394474847" /> <p>Last week at CPAC, American Family Radio host Sandy Rios interviewed Rob Tappan, the director of external relations at Koch Industries, which was a <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/03/cpac_supported_by_gun_oil_and_cigarette_industries_american_conservative.html">top sponsor of the conservative summit</a>. Rios asked Tappan about Senate majority leader Harry Reid&rsquo;s <a href="http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/harry-reid-war-on-koch-brothers">recent criticism</a> of Charles and David Koch&rsquo;s exorbitant spending on behalf of right-wing political groups, including Americans for Prosperity (AFP).</p> <p>Since AFP is <a href="http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Americans_for_Prosperity">obviously a front group for the Koch brothers</a>, Rios asked the Koch Industries spokesman, &ldquo;Are you guys&mdash;now you&rsquo;re running ads in Michigan? I&rsquo;m sure that you&rsquo;re doing things in other states too, where are some of the other hotspots we might not know where you guys are placing some of your ads against Obamacare?&rdquo;</p> <p>Tappan tried to clarify that he Koch Industries and AFP are separate entities, but it was clear that both Tappan and Rios understood that the groups are not really different at all.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are certainly very supportive of them from a resource standpoint as well as a philosophical standpoint, we love AFP and all of the things that they do,&rdquo; Tappan added. &ldquo;Make no mistake, Charles Koch and David Koch are very simpatico with everything that AFP does as well as any one of a number of organizations that they support and try to help flourish.&rdquo;</p> <p align="center"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/138894395&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Brian Tashman C4 Charles koch David Koch Election 2014 Rober Tappan Sandy Rios Americans for Prosperity Fighting the Right 46044 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:00:14 -0400 David Koch