Long ties to Koch brothers key to Cain’s campaign | 9news.com http://www.9news.com/news/world/224793/347/Long-ties-to-Koch-brothers-key-to-Cains-campaign-
The once little-known businessman’s political activities are getting fresh scrutiny these days since he soared to the top of some national polls. His links to the Koch brothers could undercut his outsider, non-political image among tea party fans who detest politics as usual and candidates connected with the party machine. AFP tapped Cain as the public face of its “Prosperity Expansion Project,” and he traveled the country in 2005 and 2006 speaking to activists who were starting state-based AFP chapters from Wisconsin to Virginia. Through his AFP work he met Mark Block, a longtime Wisconsin Republican operative hired to lead that state’s AFP chapter in 2005 as he rebounded from an earlier campaign scandal that derailed his career.
Was talking about just the same phenomenon the other day…the 1% doesn’t *have* to buy candidates flat out, they can just promote some (black wal)nut and anonymously slam his opponent at leisure.