Welcome to Kochville: Episode 1: Speaker Tillis & His Magic Gavel

This ad focuses on North Carolina, which the Kochs’ Americans For Prosperity has made a model state for their agenda. Extreme Republican Senate candidate and state house Speaker Thom Tillis was a key part of executing those plans, pushing through a massive budget overhaul that gave huge tax cuts to the wealthiest North Carolinians, shifting the tax burden onto working families and paying for it by gutting education funding. In turn, AFP has traveled around the state championing Speaker Tillis’s detrimental budget and airing false smear ads against his opponent, while the Kochs opened up their own wallets to donate directly to his campaign.