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Tue Jan 14, 2014, 02:04 AM

One Down 49 to Go: New Mexico Progressives Kick The Koch Brothers Out of Their State


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Progressives scored a big win in New Mexico as the Koch Brothers have laid off staff and closed down their Americans For Prosperity political operation in the state.

A new report by ProgressNow New Mexico has found that the Koch Brothers have shut down their political arm, laid off staff, packed up and left the state.

According to ProgressNow New Mexico,

A new ProgressNow New Mexico investigation has discovered that only a little over a year after setting up shop in our state Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the far-right special interest front group bankrolled by the Koch brothers, is saying “adios” to the Land of Enchantment.

Pam Wolfe, AFP’s Field Representative in New Mexico, confirmed late last week that AFP was in fact “reallocating their AFP NM FAILresources elsewhere” and will no longer have any “boots on the ground” in New Mexico.

News of the Koch brother-backed organization’s downsizing their investments in a critical state for the conservative movement is the first news of any reconsideration or pulling out of any state by the billionaire right-wing funders. It raises questions of whether similar pull backs are also underway in other states.

The Koch brothers spent over $6.1 million in New Mexico in 2012, including $500,000 on a failed attempt to defeat a bill that would raise the minimum wage in Albuquerque. New Mexico was one of 34 states where the Kochs tried to build a field organization to support the Republican agenda.

The Koch effort was a complete failure. Besides the minimum wage, the Kochs also lost on marriage equality, and two attempts to ban abortions. They didn’t have any success at all as a wave of liberalism has swept through the state.

More at http://www.politicususa.com/2014/01/13/49-go-mexico-progressives-kick-koch-brothers-state.html .

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Reply One Down 49 to Go: New Mexico Progressives Kick The Koch Brothers Out of Their State (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jan 2014 OP
Skittles Jan 2014 #1
TexasTowelie Jan 2014 #6
MFM008 Jan 2014 #2
Cha Jan 2014 #3
Warpy Jan 2014 #4
Live and Learn Jan 2014 #5
emsimon33 Jan 2014 #7
Vincardog Jan 2014 #8
freshwest Jan 2014 #9

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 02:26 AM

1. kicking Koch is awesome!!!

yes INDEED

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 03:58 AM

6. I want Skittles to kick some Koch ass!

Yes INDEED! Sick 'em.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 02:33 AM

2. TY NM.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 02:53 AM

3. Lucky New Mexicanos!

Gracias, TexasTowelie~

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 03:07 AM

4. I just wonder if they'll pull support

from Governor Tejana Susana. She's kept a low profile since she was brutally and publicly slapped down by the courts for trying to overturn environmental restrictions on drilling by fiat. It was beautiful to see the courts act swiftly.

I think those two SOBs have realized that NM isn't a typical western state. It's intensely weird.

That's why I thought it would be a decent fit when I left Boston.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 03:32 AM

5. WTG, New Mexico. nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 04:10 AM

7. I hope that the bastards spend themselves into poverty

If we would boycott all of their products, that would be another good start. These arrogant, entitled bastards and the others of their kind need to have their wealth clawed back. They need to be taxed at 90%. Then let them slink off to some third world country and live under constant threat of kidnapping. The hell that awaits these bastards is one of eternity.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 02:03 PM

8. Watch as they try to impose their diseases agenda again under another AmeriKin FreeDUMM name

They are just like the DLC/New/Centrist/ Corporate democrats. When one name has been recognized they just fold up shop and RELAUNCH under their NEW improved name.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 05:18 PM

9. Nice.

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