Charles and David Koch

Koch Brothers Invest Heavily in Nevada, Ohio Senate Races
Billionaire investors declined to bankroll Trump campaign

Senate hopeful Rep. Joe Heck stands to benefit from the $1.2 million in Nevada advertising bought by the Freedom Partners Action Fund, a super PAC financed by the Koch brothers. (CQ Roll Call file photo)

A super PAC aligned with the conservative Koch brothers has spent millions on advertising in tight Senate races in Nevada and Ohio, and elsewhere after the billionaire industrialists announced they would not bankroll Donald Trump's presidential campaign.  

The Koch brothers and the conservative donor network they oversee had planned to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars to politics and policy in 2015 and 2016, putting them on par with both the Democratic and Republican parties and positioning the group to wield unparalleled influence on conservative campaigns. The group has so far spent $19.3 million in a handful of states, according to NBC news.