Koch-backed group launches ad campaign to support four vulnerable GOP senators

Greg Nash

The political arm for the network of groups led by Charles Koch is putting more than $1 million behind new ads running in Texas, Montana, Georgia and North Carolina to support vulnerable GOP senators.

Americans for Prosperity is putting seven figures behind positive ads supporting Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Steve Daines (R-Mt.), David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), praising their efforts to cut taxes and reduce regulations.

“Americans are resilient and capable of extraordinary things. As individuals and businesses across our country begin to rebuild and recover, we know that we can count on John Cornyn, Steve Daines, David Perdue, and Thom Tillis to continue their work to promote opportunity for all Americans,” AFP Action senior advisor Tim Phillips. 

Tillis in North Carolina is among the most vulnerable Republicans seeking reelection in 2020 against Democrat Cal Cunningham. North Carolina is one of six core presidential battlegrounds that will determine who wins the White House in 2020. 

Georgia is a traditionally red state that Democrats hope to turn blue in 2020. In addition to Perdue’s race, Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) is seeking reelection. She faces a tough jungle primary against Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and several Democrats.

In Texas, Cornyn will find out next month who he will face in November. Democrats believe Texas will be a battleground in 2020, with polls showing President Trump running neck-and-neck. A Democrat has not won statewide in Texas since 1994, the longest such streak in the nation.

Montana is not a presidential battleground but Daines has pulled a tough challenger in Gov. Steve Bullock (D).

“With their leadership in the Senate, proven track records of reducing red tape and ensuring hardworking Americans keep more of what they earn, we will recover and come back stronger than ever,” Phillips said. “We urge the voters in these states to send these policy champions back to Washington.” 

Tags Donald Trump Doug Collins John Cornyn Kelly Loeffler Steve Bullock Steve Daines Thom Tillis

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