Freedom Partners in the 2016 Election

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This article is part of the Center for Media & Democracy's spotlight on front groups and corporate spin.

Freedom Partners, formally known as the Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce (and previously the Association for American Innovation), describes itself as a "nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(6) chamber of commerce that promotes the benefits of free markets and a free society."[1] Koch Industries issued a press release stating that Freedom Partners is legally separate from the corporation, but Freedom Partners is controlled by Koch loyalists such as Marc Short.[2] Freedom Partners' independent expenditure arm is Freedom Partners Action Fund, a super PAC.

To see what races the Koch brothers are investing in this cycle see the SourceWatch page here.

Koch Wiki

Charles Koch is the right-wing billionaire owner of Koch Industries. As one of the richest people in the world, he is a key funder of the right-wing infrastructure, including the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the State Policy Network (SPN). In SourceWatch, key articles on Charles Koch and his late brother David include: Koch Brothers, Americans for Prosperity, Stand Together Chamber of Commerce, Stand Together, Koch Family Foundations, Koch Universities, and I360.

Super PAC Freedom Partners Action Fund: 2016 Advertising

Freedom Partners Action Fund, Freedom Partners' super PAC, has spent over $28 million on advertising in the 2016 cycle as of October 21, 2016.[3]


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Ohio Senate

Pennsylvania Senate

Wisconsin Senate

North Carolina Gubernatorial

Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce Ad Spending

The Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6, a designation reserved for business leagues, chambers of commerce or trade associations.


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  1. Freedom Partners, "About Us," Freedom Partners website, accessed April 4, 2014.
  2. "Koch and Freedom Partners" Koch Industries Press Release. September 12, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  3. Center for Responsive Politics, Freedom Partners Action Fund: Targeted Candidates, 2016 Cycle, opensecrets, accessed October 21, 2016.