Are you familiar with the Koch brothers? The billionaire business man are known for throwing around their money to support certain politicians and laws. Their credited with helping the Tea Party get on their feet.
What could happen if the brothers get their own party? We might be seeing how big money could really influence an election sooner than later.
According to Dailykos.com, after spending so much money on other candidates and causes, they’re in the process of creating their own party.
The Koch network also has developed in-house expertise in polling, message-testing, fact-checking, advertising, media buying, dial groups and donor maintenance. Add mastery of election law, a corporate-minded aggressiveness and years of patient experimentation — plus seemingly limitless cash — and the Koch operation actually exceeds the RNC’s data operation in many important respects. […]
The least-known vehicle for the Kochs is a for-profit company known as i360, started by a former adviser to John McCain’s presidential campaign after McCain lost to Barack Obama in 2008. Subsequently, it merged with a Koch-funded data nonprofit. The Koch-affiliated Freedom Partners, formed in late 2011, eventually became an investor, officials confirmed to POLITICO.
Spending more than $50 million in cash over the past four years, i360 links voter information with consumer data purchased from credit bureaus and other vendors. Information from social networks is blended in, along with any interaction the voter may have had with affiliated campaigns and advocacy groups. Then come estimated income, recent addresses, how often a person has voted, and evein the brand of car they drive. Another i360 service slices and dices information about TV viewing to help campaigns target ads more precisely and cost efficiently.
Talk about money running the world. More steps like these and the Koch brothers would definitely run more of the country than you care to think about.