Charles Koch

  • Republican U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, June 18, 2016. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec - RTX2GZ65
    June 21, 2016  

    The summer presidential campaign kicked off with a striking fundraising gap between the two presumptive nominees — not only does Hillary Clinton lead Donald Trump in national polls, but she has raised over $40 million more. For a closer look at Trump’s finances and what they could mean for his chances in November, Gwen Ifill talks to Matea Gold of The Washington Post and Susan Page of USA Today. Continue reading

  • Brothers David Koch, left, and Charles Koch.
    January 28, 2015   BY  

    David and Charles Koch are two of the richest men in American and they largely shy away from the spotlight. But when it comes to money in politics, they are two of the biggest players. Who are they and how did they make their billions? Here is a primer on the Koch brothers and their role in politics. Continue reading

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    The billionaire industrialists are working to patch a gaping hole in the GOP coalition that could spell a generation of irrelevance if Republicans cannot build some credibility with Hispanic voters, who typically shun the GOP. The fast-growing group could have tremendous sway in American politics for years to come. Party elders have acknowledged their struggles to win over Hispanic voters, who as recently as 2004 were roughly split in party preference. Continue reading

  • Charles Koch, chairman and CEO of conservative powerhouse Koch Industries.

    African-Americans are a key constituency within the Democratic Party. But Michael Lomax, president and CEO of UNCF, said that since the organization’s inception in 1944, it has reached out to people of all backgrounds for support without an “ideological lens” because it is in everyone’s interest. The organization has awarded $100 million in scholarships to more than 12,000 students at 900 schools this year alone, but he said the need is so great that the organization turns away nine out of every 10 applicants, or about 100,000 students annually. Continue reading