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Mitch McConnell and 'Dark Money,' Part II

“One reflection of [the Koch brothers'] singular status was their relationship with the new majority leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell. Only a few months before assuming that position, McConnell had been an honored speaker at their June donor summit. There, he had thanked 'Charles and David' and added, 'I don't know where we would be without you.' Soon after he was sworn in, McConnell hired a new policy chief—a former lobbyist for Koch Industries. McConnell then went on to launch a stunning all-out war on the Environmental Protection Agency, urging governors across the country to refuse to comply with its new restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions.”

-- from “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right,” by Jane Mayer

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McConnell to Kochs: You complete me. 

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Posted at 09:27 PM on Tue. Feb 23, 2016 in category Books  

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