At a fundraiser Monday in New York for the state Republican Party, David Koch stated that he and his brother, along with their billions, will be backing the Republican nominee for President and that the nominee should be Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
“We will support whoever the candidate is,” Koch said, “but it should be Scott Walker.”
An endorsement from the Koch brothers is a significant boon for Walker in a political system where success is so dependent on legalized bribery.
The Koch brothers have stated that they plan on spending $900 million on the 2016 election.
Scott Walker has long been seen as being right in the Koch brothers pocket going back to a prank call in 2011.
During the height of Walker’s fight against unions in Wisconsin, a journalist named Ian Murphy impersonated David Koch and told Walker to “crush these bastards, [and] I’ll fly you out to Cali and really show you a good time.” To which Walker replied, “That would be outstanding.”
A spokesperson for the Koch brothers said after the dinner in New York this past Monday that the Koch’s were still going to remain officially neutral during the primary campaign.
“Let me be clear, I am not endorsing or supporting any candidate for president at this point in time,” said David Koch.
POLITICO reported the day after David Koch’s remarks on Walker, that the brothers would also be giving Jeb Bush a chance to audition for their favor.
Senator’s Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz along with Govenors Walker and Bush will all be given the opportunity to impress the Koch’s and possibly win big at their conference this summer.
[The New York Times][POLITICO]