With Koch brothers doubling efforts, spending by independent conservative groups could hit $1 billion
A new projection of political spending by the Koch brothers puts their organizations’ anticipated expenditures at $400 million, doubling previous expectations and bringing the total for independent conservative groups to about $1 billion. The new figures were reported Wednesday by Politico, which cited officials with knowledge of the groups’ internal operations. That’s just outside money. Romney’s official campaign and the Republican National Committee intend to spend at least $800 million of their own, according to the report.