Koch Industries gave The Rachel Maddow Show the following statement:
Statement by Philip Ellender, President & COO, Koch Companies Public Sector, March 21, 2014
The announcement today by a Democratic “superPAC” directed by Senator Harry Reid that it intends to spend $3 million on an advertising campaign against Charles Koch and David Koch is the latest round in a series of attacks and attempts to silence private citizens who dare to disagree with the policies of the Majority Leader and the current administration.
Rather than focusing on job creation and improving Americans’ lives for the betterment of this country, Senator Reid has decided to focus instead on intimidating political opposition and squelching dissent. We continue to believe that voters will see through these kinds of negative, cynical, divisive, and dishonest attacks.
Robert A. Tappan
Director, External Relations
Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC