Trevor Potter Comments on Koch Legacy in New York Times
The billionaire, who died Friday, understood the power of changing "hearts and minds." He spent almost unlimited money on behalf of limited government.
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Trevor Potter, a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission and the current president of the Campaign Legal Center, a watchdog group, said the true Koch legacy was having "diminished our democracy."
"The Kochs changed two things. First, the system went from transparent spending to secret spending," Mr. Potter said. "The second was they were an important part of the wave of billionaires who took campaign spending to an entirely different level in American politics."
Both developments, he said, gave average Americans a deep sense of disenfranchisement.
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