NBC says the Koch brothers' network is considering running an anti-Trump campaign.
Marc Short, head of Freedom Partners, led a popular breakout discussion where nearly half of the retreat's participants attended on presidential politics. Short and a Freedom Partners policy expert outlined the records of all the candidates and pointed out where each align with the Kochs on critical issues of taxes, spending, government subsidies and more. While all the candidates have policy differences with the Kochs, Trump's positions veer far from the Kochs'.
The five candidates that the Koch's do prefer include Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina...Although attendees at the conference are not monolithic in who they support in the primary, it appeared few in the crowd support Trump."It's awful," Liz Wright, a member of the Koch network attending the retreat said about Trump's lead.