The tariff decision elicited outcries from allies abroad and domestic business groups — but arguably none more influential among conservatives than the Koch network.
The campaign will include spending on “paid media, activist education and grassroots mobilization, lobbying and policy analysis,” the groups said in a release.
“Tariffs and other trade barriers make us poorer. They raise prices for those who can least afford it. That’s why this issue is so important,” Freedom Partners Executive Vice President James Davis said in a statement. “This announcement is a demonstration of our long-term commitment to advance common-sense trade policies that will ensure America’s brightest days are ahead, and to directly confront the protectionist ideas that would hold us back.”
Americans for Prosperity and the Libre Initiative are the other two Koch-sponsored organizations joining the campaign.