TV News LIES

Tuesday, Nov 25th

Last update10:57:29 PM GMT

You are here News Politics Long ties to Koch brothers key to Cain's campaign

Long ties to Koch brothers key to Cain's campaign

E-mail Print PDF

Cain ties to Koch brothersRepublican presidential hopeful Herman Cain has cast himself as the outsider, the pizza magnate with real-world experience who will bring fresh ideas to the nation's capital. But Cain's economic ideas, support and organization have close ties to two billionaire brothers who bankroll right-leaning causes through their group Americans for Prosperity.

Cain's campaign manager and a number of aides have worked for Americans for Prosperity, or AFP, the advocacy group founded with support from billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, which lobbies for lower taxes and less government regulation and spending.

Cain credits a businessman who served on an AFP advisory board with helping devise his "9-9-9" plan to rewrite the nation's tax code. And his years of speaking at AFP events have given the businessman and radio host a network of loyal grassroots fans.

The once little-known businessman's political activities are getting fresh scrutiny these days since he soared to the top of some national polls.

His links to the Koch brothers could undercut his outsider, non-political image among tea party fans who detest politics as usual and candidates connected with the party machine.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Chuck Hagel steps down as defense secretary after months of pressure

Chuck HagelDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from his post, senior administration officials told Al Jazeera...

A Neo-Confederate in Nevada's Capitol

Ira HansenMy hometown alt-weekly, the Reno News & Review, published an in-depth report this week on Nevada...

30K Missing IRS Emails Recovered

IRS emailsUp to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been...

House Republicans Sue Obama Administration Over Health Law

John BoehnerHouse Republicans filed a long-threatened lawsuit Friday against the Obama administration over unilateral actions on the...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!