Koch Brothers Give Scott Walker a Thumbs-up (But No Cash Yet)

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The New York Times reports that Charles and David Koch endorsed a 2016 candidate who hasn’t even announced a campaign yet — a certain Wisconsin governor they’ve helped before. “We will support whoever the candidate is,” David Koch reportedly said at a New York State GOP fund-raiser on Monday. “But it should be Scott Walker.” The duo plans to spend nearly a billion dollars by the time the 2016 election is done. The Koch brothers’ political organizations — including Americans for Prosperity — will not pick favorites in the Republican primary, although the family apparently left open the option of personally giving money to help Walker’s cause. Plenty of other GOP donors have yet to pick sides, and are still soliciting admiration and access from candidates in need.