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The Koch brothers have a new super PAC to bankroll Republican candidates

The billionaire Koch brothers, already unrivaled heavy-hitters in the world of election spending, are putting even more money into the midterm elections with the launch of a new super PAC.

The new group, the Freedom Partners Action Fund, is expected to spend $15 million in the midterms as part of a larger $290 million effort, according to Politico. And unlike the Kochs' past forays into electoral politics, the cash will be used to support specific candidates, not just to bash Democrats. The Koch-affiliated Americans for Prosperity spent $36.4 million in the 2012 elections; $33.5 million of that was used to ding Dems.