They apparently plan to spend almost a billion bucks in 2016: “A network of conservative advocacy groups backed by Charles and David Koch aims to spend a staggering $889 million in advance of the next White House election, part of an expansive strategy to build on its 2014 victories that may involve jumping into the Republican primaries[*].” What makes this fascinating, of course, is that the ‘insidious Koch conspiracy’ is pretty much the same as the ‘insidious libertarian conspiracy:’ to wit, they plan to take over, and then leave you the Hell alone.
This deeply confuses a certain segment of the American political spectrum, by the way. They have a sincere and deep inability to understand why on earth anybody would want take power, solely for the purpose of making sure that nobody actually gets to use any of it**. Particularly the people like themselves, who are simply full of good intentions…
*I suspect that ‘may’ will turn to ‘will not.’ Mind you; the group is taking a good, hard look at Scott Walker and Rand Paul, so at least there’s a spectrum of possible recipients of favor.
**This has pretty much been our foreign policy since WWII. We don’t want to rule the planet, and we damned well don’t want any of you people to rule it, either. Except maybe the Brits, but they say they’re done with that sh*t and we can’t blame them much for feeling that way.