This scary article, first published by ProPublica and written by Kim Parker, begins:
Libertarian billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch were among the first to grasp the political potential of social welfare groups and trade associations — nonprofits that can spend money to influence elections but don’t have to name their donors.
The Kochs and their allies have built up a complex network of such organizations, which spent more than $383 million in the run-up to the 2012 election alone.
P.S. At the risk of sounding small-minded after the Bill Moyers’ reference above, the Koch Brothers derive their money, in part, from Quilted Northern toilet paper and Brawny paper towels. So remember: we don’t buy consumer goods produced by Georgia-Pacific.