[Ed. – So, was it all an MSM scam to drive up DNC donorship?]
When the Senate returns this week, we’ll learn whether Harry Reid will continue his epic assault on Charles and David Koch. As far as the party’s concerned, it’s been working — it’s gotten the press to cover their attacks, cover the Kochs, even look more closely at whether the Kochs are profiting from this or that Republican-backed deal. Republicans, in response, have been defending the patriotism and good faith of America’s most political billionaires — another effect Democrats were going for.
And here’s another reason that the Democrats will keep battering the Kochs. I’ve seen some numbers from fundraising e-mails from one campaign that were sent from roughly mid-January to mid-March, pretty bad news cycles for the party. Nineteen e-mails didn’t mention the Kochs. They raised, in total, $48,146.30, for an average of $2,534.02 per message.
But five e-mails mentioned, in at least some way, the Koch brothers. Those asks raised $32,668.72, an average of $6,533.74 per e-mail.