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For the GOP, it's the billionaires' primary
For the GOP, it's the billionaires' primary

The news that delivered the biggest jolt to the 2016 presidential campaign this week wasn't anything the candidates said or did. It was an offhand comment from a billionaire, David H. Koch, at a dinner of wealthy Republicans in New York. "Scott Walker is terrific," Koch told a reporter for the New York Observer. "He's a tremendous candidate." The New York Times reported that Koch was essentially endorsing the Wisconsin governor as his favorite in the GOP race. It sounded as if the Koch primary, in which Republicans compete to unlock billions of dollars from a network of conservative donors, was over. Until Koch walked it back, that is. "I am not...

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