Koch network could target almost 200 races in 2020, official says

Koch network could target almost 200 races in 2020, official says
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Americans for Prosperity, the political network funded by conservative mega-donor Charles Koch, plans to target nearly 200 federal and state races this year, CNN reported Thursday.

"The people who thought that we may have been backing down from politics are going to be surprised, because the reality is we've been strengthening our capabilities to go bigger than ever before," Emily Seidel, CEO of Americans for Prosperity, told the network.

According to CNN, Americans for Prosperity’s political action committee, AFP Action, will announce its endorsement of four House Republicans on Thursday: Reps. Cathy McMorris RodgersCathy McMorris RodgersOvernight Energy: Trump rolls back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards | Controversial Keystone XL construction to proceed | Pressure mounts to close national parks amid pandemic Critics blast Trump mileage rollback, citing environment and health concerns The myth about Puerto Rican statehood that won't go away MORE (Wash.), Ted BuddTheodore (Ted) Paul BuddTop conservatives pen letter to Trump with concerns on fourth coronavirus relief bill Boosting resource officers will help curb school violence Trump touts initiative for disadvantaged communities in Charlotte MORE (N.C.), Steve ChabotSteven (Steve) Joseph ChabotPelosi not invited by Trump to White House coronavirus relief bill's signing House GOP introduces bill to secure voter registration systems against foreign hacking DCCC to run ads tying 11 House Republicans to Trump remarks on entitlements MORE (Ohio) and Scott PerryScott Gordon PerryTop conservatives pen letter to Trump with concerns on fourth coronavirus relief bill House Republicans press Trump officials on plans to contain coronavirus at border DCCC to run ads tying 11 House Republicans to Trump remarks on entitlements MORE (Pa.).

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It previously endorsed five GOP Senate incumbents seeking reelection this cycle: Sens. John CornynJohn CornynGOP senator: National shelter-in-place order would be an 'overreaction' Lawmakers already planning more coronavirus stimulus after T package Cuban says he'd spank daughter if she was partying during coronavirus pandemic MORE (Texas), Steve DainesSteven (Steve) David DainesHow much damage? The true cost of the Senate's coronavirus relief bill McConnell says T bill is 'emergency relief' and not a 'stimulus' The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden moves to unify party before general election MORE (Mont.), Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerGOP senator calls for investigation into 'mismanagement' of strategic ventilators Romney says he tested negative for coronavirus, will remain in quarantine Senate GOP super PAC books more than million in fall ads MORE (Colo.), David Perdue (Ga.) and Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisNorth Carolina Senate race emerges as 2020 bellwether The Hill's Campaign Report: North Carolina emerges as key battleground for Senate control Campaigns pivot toward health awareness as races sidelined by coronavirus MORE (N.C.).

AFP Action supported 64 races in the 2018 midterms and 38 races in 2019, CNN noted.

The network has typically rallied behind issue-based campaigns. Last year, it appeared to seek bipartisanship by supporting a bill that would give legal status to undocumented farm workers and backing some Democrats for state elections.