Senate Democrats aim ire at rich, obscure brothers

Senate Democrats aim ire at rich, obscure brothers

By Charles Babington, Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Senate candidates are gambling they can turn voters against two obscure billionaire brothers who are funding attacks on them and the president's health care law.

Democrats are denouncing Charles and David Koch (kohk), two of world's richest people. The pair's political network is spending millions on TV ads hitting Democrats in North Carolina and several other states.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Kochs are paying huge sums to try to "buy" elections and advance a self-serving agenda of low taxes and less regulation.

Republicans say the Koch-financed ads accurately depict "Obamacare's" faults. They predict the Democrats' strategy won't work.

Republicans need to gain six Senate seats this fall to control the 100-member chamber.

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