WASHINGTON — US Senator Scott Brown took some ribbing after a liberal blog last month posted video of the Massachusetts Republican asking conservative billionaire David Koch for support in his next campaign—but Brown’s request apparently worked.
Shortly after his conversation with Koch, Brown received a $2,500 donation to his campaign fund from Koch Industries through its political action committee, according to campaign finance reports made public yesterday.
The blog, Think Progress, shot the video of Brown and Koch at a March 4 event at the David H. Koch Integrative Cancer Institute at MIT. In the video, Brown is seen telling Koch, “Your support during the election, it meant a ton. It made a difference and I can certainly use it again.”
The video was posted March 7. Brown’s campaign reported it received Koch’s contribution on March 11.
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