Scott Brown’s affinity for Koch is well-documented. In 2011, when introduced to David Koch, Scott Brown looked like a little kid meeting his hero. Video showed a star-struck Brown telling Koch, “your support during the election, it meant a ton. It made a difference and I can certainly use it again.”
Well much to the former Massachusetts Senator’s delight, the Scott Brown-Koch alliance lives on! Already this year, the Kochs’ Americans For Prosperity has poured money into false advertisements attacking Jeanne Shaheen, Brown’s opponent if he wins his primary. And the ties go deeper.
Just yesterday, Scott Brown sent out a press release attacking Shaheen based on the news that a conservative group called the Center for Competitive Politics accused her of unethical conduct surrounding the IRS. That group has taken tens of thousands of dollars from Charles Koch’s foundation, and its board of directors includes Ed O’Keefe, who worked full-time on the Ed Clark-David Koch 1980 presidential campaign. A link to coverage of the group’s complaint quickly made it’s way to the KochFacts homepage.
Scott Brown: Brand new state. Same old friends.