[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Koch brothers recently announced who they believe should be the GOP nominee for the presidency in 2016. Despite the fact that the Republican establishment has all but crowned former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and despite the intense grassroots support for Texas Senator Ted Cruz, neither one of these men is their personal pick. Though they have stated that they will support whoever the GOP nominee is, the Koch brothers have said that they believe the pick should be Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Walker has not yet declared his candidacy for the 2016 presidential race. But, that has not stopped Charles and David Koch from naming him as their favorite choice during a fundraising event on Monday in New York City.
The New York Times reported on the advantage this endorsement by the Koch brothers would likely give Gov. Walker.
The remark — made before dozens of top New York donors who had gathered to hear Mr. Walker speak at the Union League Club — could effectively end one of the most closely watched contests in the “invisible primary,” a period where candidates crisscross the country seeking not the support of voters but the blessing of their party’s biggest donors and fund-raisers.
Most of the leading Republican candidates have aggressively courted the Kochs, who control a network of political nonprofits, “super PACs” and hundreds of like-minded donors, all of which are planning to spend almost $900 million over the next two years advancing conservative candidates and policies.
Although the Koch brothers have clearly stated that they believe the GOP nominee should be Scott Walker, they did say that the PACs and other groups that they run would not favor one candidate over another during the primary.
h/t The Blaze[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]