In a political jaw-dropper that would have been inconceivable just six months ago, billionaire industrialists and conservative GOP donors Charles and David Koch are weighing supporting Hillary Clinton in her battle with Donald Trump for the White House.
reports that representatives of Koch brothers warn that they "could sit out the presidential campaign entirely — or even back Hillary Clinton."
The Koch brothers' discontent with Trump's aggressive campaign style first emerged last month when Charles Koch told ABC News it was "possible" Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner, would make a better president than Trump.
On Wednesday, Politico says, the Kochs would not rule out supporting the former secretary of state.
Mark Holden, general counsel at Koch Industries, told Politico that political groups the brothers fund would mull supporting a candidate "able to garner support from the public with a positive message in support of the issues we care about, and did not engage in personal attacks and mudslinging.
"That hasn't happened yet and there is no indication that this will happen given the current tone and tenor of the various campaigns."
reports that a "substantial number of big-money Republican donors" have spent months spending against Trump or "sitting on the sidelines, frustrated with their options in the presidential race."
But with Trump a virtual shoo-in as the GOP nominee, some large donors may concentrate on help Republicans in House and Senate races, CNN said.
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