The fabulously wealthy and politically generous conservative brothers Charles and David Koch appear to have settled on Scott Walker as their candidate of choice, potentially a huge boon to the Wisconsin governor as he competes for funding and votes against fellow Republicans.
From the New York Times:
On Monday, at a fund-raising event in Manhattan for the New York State Republican Party, David Koch told donors that he and his brother, who oversee one of the biggest private political organizations in the country, believed that Mr. Walker was the Republican Party’s best hope for recapturing the White House.
“We will support whoever the candidate is,” said Mr. Koch, according to two people who attended the event. “But it should be Scott 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.
With the Koch Brothers primary now apparently over, the pressure is on for candidates to win the as-yet undecided Adelson primary, which will decide who taps the bulging coffers of the pro-Israel conservative billionaire Sheldon Adelson.