The Koch political network, an influential conservative organization that has been largely silent in recent presidential election cycles, has announced plans to oppose President Donald Trump in the 2024 Republican primary.
Charles Koch, the billionaire industrialist who leads the network, has been an outspoken critic of the president in the past and has vowed to support a different Republican candidate in the next presidential election.
The Koch network, which is made up of hundreds of wealthy donors and activists, plans to back a Republican candidate who will focus on economic issues and will push for more free trade, immigration reform and criminal justice reform.
The group has already begun to mobilize its resources to oppose Trump and is expected to spend millions of dollars in the primaries to support its chosen candidate.
The Kochs have also been vocal about the need for the Republican Party to move past Trump and focus on issues that are important to the American people.
The Koch network’s decision to oppose Trump in the 2024 primary is a major shift from its previous stance, when it chose to sit out the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections.
The move is likely to have a major impact on the Republican Party and the 2024 election, as the Kochs are expected to bring their considerable resources and influence to bear on the race.