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By Kent Cooper Posted at 3:43 p.m. on Nov. 14, 2013
The national political organization of Charles and David Koch reported it spent $122 million during 2012, according to new documents disclosed in Colorado.
The spending of Americans For Prosperity, a 501c4 non-profit organization, increased dramatically from the $72 million the group spent in total for the previous eight years, according to a news release from the Center for Public Integrity.
Their 2012 spending included $33.5 million spent on political ads urging voters to vote against President Obama. Recently the organization has spent funds on advertisements pushing for repeal of Obamacare.
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Kent Cooper has been uncovering and counting political money since 1972, when new disclosure laws took effect. He was assistant staff director for the Federal Election Commission's disclosure office for 22 years.
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