Koch Network

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The Koch network (or Koch strategy group) is a network of "business and philanthropic leaders" dedicated to "defending our free society", by which they mean dismantling regulations on business and thwarting action on climate change.

"Twice a year our network meets to review strategies for combating the multitude of public policies that threaten to destroy America as we know it. These meetings have been critical in improving and expanding our efforts."[1]

Koch Connection

The Koch Brothers are the conservative billionaire co-owners of Koch Industries. As two of the richest people in the world, they are key funders of the right-wing infrastructure, including the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the State Policy Network (SPN). In SourceWatch, key articles on the Kochs include: Koch Brothers, Koch Industries, Americans for Prosperity, American Encore, and Freedom Partners.


Koch Industries promised to match all attendees' donations at the Aspen and Rancho Mirage meetings.[2]

Articles and Resources


  1. Lee Fang (2010-10-20). MEMO: Health Insurance, Banking, Oil Industries Met With Koch, Chamber, Glenn Beck To Plot 2010 Election. ThinkProgress. Retrieved on 2010-10-31.
  2. Lee Fang (2011-01-27). Exclusive: Koch Industries Promises To Double Money Raised This Weekend, 40% Of Donors Will Be New. ThinkProgress. Retrieved on 2011-03-18. “At last year’s Koch fundraiser, Charles Koch promised to match every dollar committed by attendees. He raised $30 million dollars at the Aspen meeting in 2010, and hopes to do better this year, again matching every dollar raised with one of his own.”

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