Turned Off by Trump, Kochs Focus on Local Elections

Billionaires Charles and David Koch raised $400 million four years ago in a losing campaign against the reelection of President Obama. This year, the Kochs pledged to raise a war chest of almost $900 million to make sure a conservative candidate wins in November. That's more than the Republican Party itself is likely to raise. But the Koch brothers have been thwarted yet again, this time by the one GOP candidate they've said they won't support: Donald Trump. As a result, the Kochs reportedly have changed their minds about spending any money on the presidential election. Instead, they'll focus on local elections, and on continuing to support a network of conservative organizations they've helped build over four decades – organizations that have successfully helped usher in a Conservative era across the country.