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New glimpse inside the Koch political fund-raising network

Updated: 2014-02-06T13:45:37Z

By STEVE KRASKE

The Kansas City Star

A list left behind at a Koch-sponsored donor seminar is providing a new look inside the apparently burgeoning conservative financial network.

The list, published by Mother Jones, cites the names of 40 top donors, including top corporate executives, hedge fund billionaires and longtime Republican financiers.

Among them:

• Papa John pizza chain founder John Schnatter.

• Kenneth Griffin, chief executive of Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel.

• Debra Waller, chief executive of Jockey International.

The knock against the Koch political donation empire is that members seek to influence elections anonymously.

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