Conservative Koch Groups Plan Pro-Trade Blitz, as the Issue Splits Republicans

Conservative Koch Groups Plan Pro-Trade Blitz, as the Issue Splits Republicans

Koch political network announced yesterday that it would begin a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign promoting free trade that would sharpen a disagreement with President Trump over tariffs and highlighting a growing rift between conservative donors and the Republican base on trade issues. The group announced it will be lobbying against the tariffs that Trump has threatened and already put in place. This campaign comes in a moment of tension within the GOP which has traditionally embraced free-market views but is now being led by protectionist economic policies.

 

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