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

Kyle Drennen | January 27, 2015
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More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.

Appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe 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: "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."

Stein was reacting to a Washington Post article detailing how much money the conservative benefactors were planning to spend in the next election cycle. He proclaimed: "Just put this in historical perspective, the $889 million that they're going to spend – and I'm not sure why they didn't round up to 890 – but the 889 million they're going to spend is more than all the presidential candidates in the 2004 races spent combined, that was about $720 million."

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