"Koch network to spend about another $20 million promoting GOP tax law"
"INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — After spending $20 million to push the tax-code overhaul through Congress, the influential Koch network plans to spend up to another $20 million to educate the public about the benefits of the new law, network officials announced Saturday."
"The network views the education campaign, which will launch in February, as key to holding the Republican congressional majorities in the 2018 midterm elections."
"The network reiterated its plan to spend between $300 million and $400 million on politics and policy efforts during the 2018 election cycle, a total that includes the new $20 million education effort. Officials said total spending will be in the high end of that range.
"This weekend is the largest gathering of like-minded donors since Koch began holding the twice-a-year meetings in 2003. About 550 donors who contribute a minimum of $100,000 annually are in attendance, including 160 first-time attendees, said James Davis, a spokesman for the Seminar Network. About 700 donors contribute at that level, Davis said."
"The network pointedly declined to endorse a candidate in the 2016 presidential election, but officials have worked closely with the administration. They said they have a lot to celebrate after President Trump’s first year, including deregulation and Justice Neil M. Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court."