American businessman and philanthropist Charles Koch, along with his brother David Koch, have put together a political advocacy operation that is unique to American history. The operation includes a large number of donors and over 1,000 staffers nationwide. That is more employees than the entire Republican National Committee had on its payroll.
The decision by Charles Koch and his brother to create their own organization is primarily based off of their dissatisfaction with then President George W. Bush. The organization will spend funds in 2016 on ads and voter outreach to help boost the odds of a Republican candidate winning the upcoming Presidential election.
While the group’s main goal is to advocate small government policies the organization has put more spending into states where they will have more influence instead of fighting for swing votes. Some of the Republican states where the organization has influence include Arkansas, Indiana, and North Carolina.
The organization’s corporate style efficiency measures are important to the sales pitches that are delivered to potential donors. The organization believes that they can use cash more efficiently than other types of conservative groups. While the organization likes to talk about its cost controls, thanks to the group’s success. The organization pays out bonuses that can exceed the salary for a full year for many executives.
Recently, the organization centralized its flow chart to bring more functions under the Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit organization that oversees the Koch operation. The organization is also considering consolidating its Washington area offices into office towers in Virginia near the suburbs. At some point, the organization may purchase an entire office building, though it seems unlikely.