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Koch Forum Partners With ABC News To Feature Rubio, Cruz And Paul

Has ABC become the Koch network?
Koch Forum Partners With ABC News To Feature Rubio, Cruz And Paul

The TeaBirchers are officially kicking off their 2016 Klown Kar parade, courtesy of Jonathan Karl and ABC News.

Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul will participate in a televised panel Sunday morning at the Koch meeting in Palm Springs, California.

The Hill:

The panel, titled the "American Recovery Policy Forum" is part of the winter meeting of Freedom Partners, a conservative, free-market group aligned with the mega-donors Charles and David Koch. It will take place in Palm Springs, Calif.

"Our members care deeply about the future of our nation and we're honored to host some of today's most influential and respected leaders in shaping public policy," James Davis, a spokesman for the group, said in a statement. "We hope that this panel will give each participant the opportunity to lay out their vision for a more free and prosperous society."

While the official Republican presidential primary debates do not begin until August, the panel is a sign that joint appearances could begin before that.

Cruz will also appear at the Iowa Freedom Summit, hosted by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), on Saturday. Other possible presidential contenders, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will also speak there.

For everyone interested in Koch Party politics, ABCNews.com will be live-streaming the event on Sunday morning at 11:30 eastern. Jonathan Karl will be moderating.

For those of you who follow Sunday show madness here on C&L, take this as further confirmation that yes, ABC News is aiming to become the Fox News of broadcast television. So much for objective journalism, eh?


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