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You’ve heard about the Koch Brothers, but what about the Koch Sisters?

From the Washington Post:

In a departure from the ominous attack ads and fiery rhetoric (see Reid, Harry) that have dominated the anti-Koch playbook this year, the AFL-CIO is launching a lighter, more positive campaign featuring the “Koch sisters” — two women whose last names really are Koch. Their goal: Serve as a friendly counterbalance to the policies the other Kochs have championed.

"We’re just two average women who’ve raised families and worked hard all our lives," says Karen Koch in a 30-second TV ad that launches Thursday. Joyce Koch adds, “We don’t have billions to spend on political campaigns.”

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As mind-boggling as that seems, a billion-dollar donor is only a matter of time.
Center for Responsive Politics Executive Director Sheila Krumholz on the ever-increasing cost of elections and big donors. (CNBC)

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