Koch-Backed Political Groups Avoiding Trump Campaign: Politico

Americans for Prosperity, the political advocacy group backed by billionaires David and Charles Koch, has turned down request from Donald Trump’s campaign to speak at an Aug. summit in Ohio, Politico reports, without saying how information was obtained.

  • Another Koch-backed political analytics group, i360, also turned down request from campaign to purchase services from the firm; firm declined comment to Politico on why it refused
  • Spokesman for Americans for Prosperity told Politico the group doesn’t discuss event invitations and announces only confirmed speakers
  • LIBRE Initiative, a Koch-backed group targeting Latino voters, said it hasn’t invited Trump to any of its events and doesn’t plan to
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