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Koch brothers set up new political committee to funnel cash in governor’s race, Politico reports

By: - July 18, 2018 10:13 am

Politico reports this morning that a political group backed by Republican mega-donors the Koch Brothers is setting up shop in Florida, presumably to funnel cash into the campaign of Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis. – a Trump favorite.

The new committee is chaired by Mark Holden, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Koch Industries, Inc, records show, Politico’s Matt Dixon reports.

The committee, the Freedom Partners Action Fund, could spell trouble for DeSantis’ s Republican opponent, Adam Putnam, who has been seen as the likely front runner in the run up to Florida’s Aug. 28 primary.  You can read more here.

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Julie Hauserman
Julie Hauserman

Julie Hauserman has been writing about Florida for more than 30 years. She is a former Capitol bureau reporter for the St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay) Times, and reported for The Stuart News and the Tallahassee Democrat. She was a national commentator for National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Sunday and The Splendid Table . She has won many awards, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize. Her work is featured in several Florida anthologies, including The Wild Heart of Florida , The Book of the Everglades , and Between Two Rivers . Her new book is Drawn to The Deep, a University Press of Florida biography of Florida cave diver and National Geographic explorer Wes Skiles.