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Kelly, Your Koch Cake Is Already Baked

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With $50,000 in Koch Cash & a Nearly 90 Percent AFP Rating, Kelly Can’t Hide Ties to Dark Money Groups

 

Americans for Prosperity may try to give one of their rising stars cover, but Kelly Ayotte’s ties to Koch-backed dark money groups are too deep to hide – especially in an election year. Americans for Prosperity has already spent $1.2 million propping up Ayotte, and the nervous incumbent is still running neck-and-neck with Governor Maggie Hassan. Here are the other facts on Ayotte’s Koch connections:

 

Ayotte Fact Check: She’s Already Benefited from More Than $5 Million in Dark Money Ads & Accepted $35K in Koch Cash This Cycle

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FACT:  Senator Kelly Ayotte has already benefited from more than $5 million in outside spending from GOP groups on TV, radio and digital ads to prop up her campaign and attack Governor Maggie Hassan – including more than a million dollars from Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity.

 

The Next Florida GOP Senate Candidate: A Businessman with Baggage

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Millionaire businessman Carlos Beruff is weighing whether to join the already crowded and “chippy” GOP field to replace Marco Rubio in Florida.

Cheat Sheet for Florida GOP Candidates

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GOP Senate Candidates Wouldn’t Respond to Press Questions on “Marco Rubio’s ‘Anti-Women’ Abortion Position”

 

DSCC Statement on New Hampshire Primary Results

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DSCC Communications Director Sadie Weiner released the following statement on the New Hampshire Primary results:

 

Blunt Family Congratulates Former Senate Staffers for New Lobbying Firm

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Days after news that Roy Blunt’s campaign manager and son opened a new lobbying firm, two of the senator’s former staffers merged their own lobbying shops and announced a new client list that includes Koch Industries, the NRA, Halliburton and Northrop Grumman.

It Just Gets Worse for Roy Blunt

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It just keeps getting worse for Roy Blunt in Missouri. Just days after facing heat for supporting the same cable companies his son lobbies for, Blunt is once again confronted with headlines relating to the conflicts of interest at the heart of his reelection campaign. St.

DSCC TAKEAWAYS – PORTMAN’S TRADE HYPOCRISY – NH ‘STRONG & GETTING STRONGER’ UNDER HASSAN – AYOTTE’S TRUMP PROBLEM – BROKEN MAJORITY FAILED ON FLINT – JOHNSON’S ID PROBLEM – DSCC OUTRAISED NRSC IN ’15 – BLUNT LOOKING OUT FOR LOBBYIST SON’S CLIENTS

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VULNERABLE INCUMBENT ALERT: PORTMAN – WHO VOTED FOR FAST-TRACK – NOW SAYS HE’S AGAINST TPP. Six months ago, Senator Rob Portman voted to fast-track the trade agreement that he suddenly opposes, and before that, he declared his support for the agreement on film. In addition to fast-track, Portman has voted for EIGHT free trade deals and earned the titles “free-trade disciple” and “dedicated outsourcer” – so one stunning flip-flop won’t change the record he’s running from.