Americans For Prosperity
Koch Network Announces Layoffs, New Firm, And Upcoming Policy Battles
As part of a post-election merger, the network will lay off about 80 staffers and start a new communications firm. It's also gearing up for policy battles on the state level and looking at which Senate races it will be active in during the 2018 midterm elections.
Trump Campaign Aggressively Tried To Hire Staffers From Koch Group
The campaign tried to raid current and former staffers from Americans for Prosperity, the top Koch-backed group, to staff up for the March 1 and March 15 primaries. They had some successes, but a more widespread recruitment effort failed.
Koch-Backed Group Plans To Sit Out New Hampshire Race That Could Decide Senate Control
Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte has proposed a pledge against outside spending in her re-election race, but Americans for Prosperity — which has spent millions in recent election cycles — says Ayotte has strayed too far from its conservative principles to support her.
Koch-Backed Americans For Prosperity Invests In Red States To Take On GOP
The sprawling, Koch-connected conservative group Americans For Prosperity is loathed by Democrats. But the group is now increasingly challenging GOP politicians, too. In South Carolina, AFP activists are hammering state Republicans over a proposed gas tax hike.
Conservative Groups Use Aurora Shooting Photo In Attack Ads ... Again
Americans For Prosperity apologized for using a photo of the president mourning Aurora shooting victims in a negative political ad in April. A similar group used the same photo in a new Colorado attack ad this week. Update: the photo is being removed from the TV ad.
Conservative Group Also Tweeted Aurora Shooting Photo Featuring Obama In 2013
Americans for Prosperity Colorado, a conservative group, used the same image of Obama and Sen. Mark Udall after a shooting in a tweet last year. Update: AFP deleted the tweets, but did not respond to a request for comment about them.
Photo Of Obama In Conservative Attack Ad Is Photoshopped From Hospital Trip After Aurora Shooting
Conservative group Americans For Prosperity cut out the hospital and the governor of Colorado to show President Obama and Democratic Sen. Mark Udall looking sad together for a negative campaign ad. Update: AFP called the image "unfortunate."