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Organizations backed by the brothers, Charles and David, are expected to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in the run up to this year's November Congressional and state elections, which are vital to Trump's political future.

President Donald Trump railed Tuesday against billionaire conservative brothers Charles and David Koch, accusing them of being against key components of his populist agenda and suggesting they're irrelevant in today's Republican Party.

In particular, the Koch brothers and their network expressed their opposition to Trump's fair trade policies and tariffs, which are resulting in ongoing clashes with USA trading partners, and also the president's strict immigration enforcement and border security agenda.

Jeff Colyer avoided weighing in Tuesday on President Donald Trump's criticism of the Kansas-based Koch brothers - who are among the most influential Republican donors in the country. "I never sought their support because I don't need their money or bad ideas", Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.

In a separate tweet, Trump argued that he "made them richer" and that the Koch network "is highly overrated". And little more than three months before Election Day, it leaves a top-tier Republican Senate campaign without the assistance of one of the conservative movement's most powerful allies as their party fights to maintain control of Congress.

"Heitkamp, we're going to knock her out of the water". "The success of the tax cuts and the importance of the Supreme Court energizes GOP donors to keep the Senate in Republican hands".

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On Sunday, Charles Koch told reporters at a donor conference that Mr. Trump's policy could start a recession "if it's severe enough".

In a statement released by his campaign, Cramer said he respected the Koch network's decision to stay out of his race and that he works to represent the people of North Dakota. The Kochs have gone so far as to say they can not support a Republican in a critical Senate race, refusing to back Republican Kevin Cramer against incumbent North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitcamp.

Speaking to the network's backers Monday, the final day of their summer meeting in Colorado Springs, Phillips criticized Cramer for his support of a $1.3 trillion spending measure earlier this year and his reluctance to take on the White House on trade and tariffs.

Officials for the Koch network said that AFP is now involved in seven races this midterm cycle across six states: Wisconsin, Missouri, Tennessee, Michigan, Nevada and Florida.

Trump's policies on trade in particular have provoked ire among some Republicans, especially those in states most affected by retaliatory tariffs enacted by China, Canada, the European Union and beyond.


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