Letters to the Editor

Bob Jenkins: Koch contributions

Well, we have another cartoon in the Feb. 3 N&O about those evil Koch brothers trying to buy control of American politics. Those who believe that are not going to like the following facts. These facts come from OpenSecrets.org, which compiles, without opinion, political contributions.

Among the top individual contributors to federal elections, Charles Koch is 26th at $2.3 million and David Koch is 24th at $2.45 million. So what about those a little higher up the list? No. 2 is independent Michael Bloomberg with total contributions of $23.9 million. And No. 1 is Democrat Thomas Steyer with a whopping $74 million.

Someone might not like the Koch brothers’ politics, and that’s fine. But please have some basis of truth when you demonize them.

Bob Jenkins