Show This Chart to Anyone Who Thinks the Koch Brothers’ Political Influence is Overstated

By Jessica Huseman January 9, 2014

We all know that Charles and David Koch have their hands in all things Republican, but did you know it went this far?

An amazing graphic by The Washington Post has mapped all of the organizations that are directly and indirectly funded by a political network set up by the conservative brothers, and it’s either terrifying or really impressive (or both), depending on your perspective.

While we know exactly where the money is going, the funders remain almost completely anonymous. The network operates outside the campaign finance system, using a complicated system of tax-exempt groups and limited-liability companies to shield the network’s financiers from disclosure requirements.

So how far is their reach, exactly? Take a look at the graphic:

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