Koch Donor List Unmasked!

Koch Donor List Unmasked!

I feel sorry for the person who left this behind. Someone's head will probably be served on a platter at the next Koch gathering after this donor list was left for all to see.

Once again, Mother Jones gets the scoop:

The billionaire industrialists and their political operatives strive to ensure the anonymity of the wealthy conservatives who fund their sprawling political operation—which funneled more than $400 million into the 2012 elections—and to keep their plans private. Attendees of these summits are warned that the seminars, where the Kochs and their allies hatch strategies for electing Republicans and advancing conservative initiatives on the state and national levels, are strictly confidential; they are cautioned to keep a close eye on their meeting notes and materials. But last week, following the Kochs' first donor gathering of 2014, one attendee left behind a sensitive document at the Renaissance Esmeralda resort outside of Palm Springs, California, where the Kochs and their comrades had spent three days focused on winning the 2014 midterm elections and more. The document lists VIP donors—including John Schnatter, the founder of the Papa John's pizza chain—who were scheduled for one-on-one meetings with representatives of the political, corporate, and philanthropic wings of Kochworld. The one-page document, provided to Mother Jones by a hotel guest who discovered it, offers a fascinating glimpse into the Kochs' political machine and shows how closely intertwined it is with Koch Industries, their $115 billion conglomerate.

It's an impressive list. Hedge fund managers, Americans for Prosperity representatives, Koch Industries representatives and corporate funders all in one place. Assume they all belong to the Million Dollar Donation club, since I think that's the minimum amount these guys can donate to belong.

What a lovely and helpful roadmap to 2014.


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