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Koch Network Won't Support Trump in 2020

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By    |   Thursday, 24 January 2019 09:34 PM

The Koch network does not plan to support President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, according to a new report.

The Washington Post reported Thursday the right-leaning group, which is led by billionaire Charles Koch, will not support anyone in the next presidential race.

Major donors to the Koch network have been informed of the decision in recent months, the Post reported. The network of several political action committees opted not to support Trump or any other presidential candidate in 2016 either.

The Koch network has also tried to change the focus on it from its support of candidates for office to how it invests in education and philanthropy, the Post noted.

The network's absence from the presidential campaign trail does not mean it plans to stay out of politics, however.

The network will make a "significant investment to support policy champions in Senate, House and state races, build broad-based policy coalitions, and to launch a major new initiative to fight poverty in America," spokesman James Davis told the Post.

"This is where we can make the biggest difference for millions of Americans."

Trump and the Koch network have a rocky relationship. Last summer, the president said Charles and David Koch were "a total joke in real Republican circles."

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The right-leaning Koch network, led by billionaire Charles Koch, does not plan to support President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, according to The Washington Post.
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