A group linked to the conservative mega-donors Charles and David Koch is preparing a digital advertising campaign in support of a centrist Democratic senator who backed a key piece of legislation their foundation supports.
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is readying the ad blitz thanking North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, who was one of several Senate Democrats to support the recent passage of a bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations, mostly on community banks, CNBC reported on Friday.
Heitkamp is up for reelection this year, and was one of five Senate Democrats who trailed their GOP challengers in a SurveyMonkey poll in March.
The move from the Koch network comes just months after it attacked Heitkamp with a $450,000 ad buy for opposing the GOP’s tax-reform bill, which was signed into law in December.
Read more at The Hill.