Summary Of Jane Mayer's Dark Money

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Throughout the book, “Dark Money,” the author Jane Mayer articulates in an attitude that could be construed as bias and aggressive towards conservative right wing radicals who try to buy their way through political campaigns and government representatives. Although David Koch ran for president on a libertarian ticket, his loss led him to begin to try and buy influence with the people in office. She digs into the family’s political affairs throughout the span of their generations, since the formation of the family’s oil refinery by the family patriarch, Fred Chase Koch. However, the Koch estate progressed vastly through their business relations with wildly known dictators such as Adolf Hitler leader of the Natzi regieme and Joseph Stalin leader of the Soviet Union at the time. The Koch family, as well as the Republican party, dominated the state …show more content…
“One characteristic of many of the donors in the Kochs network was private ownership of their businesses, placing them in a low-profile category that Fortune once dubbed the invisible rich”(Mayer, 17). Furthermore, the Koch brothers have successfully taken advantage of this, by contributing to politicians whom they believe will support their interests. In addition, those politicians who, historically have not cooperated with the Koch brothers, face the loss of their financial support and, therefore, increase the risk of not being able to put on a campaign, that could result in winning election for the office they seek. “The Koch Industries PAC donated $43,000 to Walker’s gubernatorial campaign, and David Koch donated $1 million to the Republican Governors Association in 2010”(Mayer,

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