$25,000 AND COUNTING
The Koch-funded National Federation of Independent Business has given tens of thousands of dollars over the years directly to Congressman Heck’s campaigns. NFIB claims to advocate for small businesses, but the truth is they often lobby in favor of corporate interests that run counter to the interests of small businesses.
Source: Center for Responsive Politics
“[The NFIB is] taking the name of small business in vain. The idea that Koch brothers money in some way is going to help small businesses is laughable. What they’re buying is the ability to help set the agenda.”
— Lisa Gilbert, government watchdog group Public Citizen, CNN 11/21/13