- Senator Roy Blunt has voted with the Kochs 86% of the time according to his Americans for Prosperity lifetime score.
- During the 2016 election cycle, AFP spent nearly $500,000 attacking Democratic candidate Jason Kander.
- Sen. Blunt is the “largest recipient of campaign contributions from employees of Koch Industries,” and Koch Industries was a top ten contributor to Blunt in 2016.
- The Kochs’ PAC donated at least $161,700 to Blunt’s political career.
Americans for Prosperity proudly led a coalition of fifty-five organizations and organized a six figure media and ground effort to push Missouri legislators to weaken unions and collective bargaining. AFP attempted to deceive voters on the intentions of their efforts, as they promised this legislation was not “anti-union.” However, Missouri state representative and ALEC member Bill Lant, revealed the Kochs’ self-interest behind the campaign when he championed right-to-work “by projecting it would cut wages by 2 to 3 dollars an hour,” providing a boon to big businesses like Koch Industries. When the effort ended in a gubernatorial veto after a failed legislative override, AFP vowed the fight was not over and immediately went on the attack, targeting state representatives in misleading ad-buys. The Koch network has also pushed a broader assault on working families, fighting against prevailing wages, teachers’ job security and pensions.