HuffPo's Stein Claims Clintons Need to Win Lotto to 'Catch Up' With Koch Brothers in 2016

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<p><em>More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2015/01/27/huffpos-stein-clai…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC&#39;s NewsBusters blog. </em></p>

<p>Appearing on MSNBC&#39;s <em>Morning Joe</em> on Tuesday, Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein worried that the Clinton political machine would be unable to compete with funding from Charles and David Koch during the 2016 presidential campaign: <strong>&quot;I mean, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton will be scratching lotto tickets, I think, for the next week just trying to catch up with the $889 million that the Koch brothers are going to put in here.&quot;</strong></p>

<p>Stein was reacting to a <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/koch-backed-network-aims-to-spen…; target="_blank"><em>Washington Post</em> article</a> detailing how much money the conservative benefactors were planning to spend in the next election cycle. He proclaimed: &quot;Just put this in historical perspective, the $889 million that they&#39;re going to spend &ndash; and I&#39;m not sure why they didn&#39;t round up to 890 &ndash; but the 889 million they&#39;re going to spend is more than all the presidential candidates in the 2004 races spent combined, that was about $720 million.&quot;</p>

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