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AFP Going Door-to-Door to Talk Up Tax Cuts in Battleground States

The Koch-backed effort could put senators like Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) on the hot seat.

By NTK Staff | 05.02.2018 @9:00am
AFP Going Door-to-Door to Talk Up Tax Cuts in Battleground States

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is going door-to-door – literally, in some states – to inform Americans about the benefits of the GOP tax bill passed in December.

Bloomberg wrote about the Koch-backed effort on Wednesday:

[Landon] Porter, 25, is the grass-roots director of the Indiana branch of Americans for Prosperity(AFP), a conservative public-advocacy group that’s part of the political network built and partly financed by billionaires Charles and David Koch. Although he makes no mention of the Koch brothers in his pitch, Porter’s door-knocking campaign is part of a $20 million effort by Koch-affiliated groups to boost support for the $1.5 trillion in tax cuts Congress approved last year. Republicans have so far struggled to make the party’s signature achievement this cycle a winning campaign issue. Only 39 percent of respondents viewed the tax law favorably in an April Gallup poll.

…The bulk of the $20 million the Koch network is spending to promote the tax cut—roughly equal to what it spent on getting it passed—will be for television ads such as those AFP has run in Indiana, Missouri, and North Dakota targeting Democratic senators in states won by President Trump. But a key component will be door-to-door canvass campaigns.

Though the Bloomberg article only talks about AFP’s Indiana campaign, it stands to reason that states with other vulnerable senators – such as Missouri, home to Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and North Dakota, home to Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) – will also see door-to-door efforts from AFP.

The Koch-affiliated group previously launched pro-tax cut ads against McCaskill and Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) in March.

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