Koch brothers, other 2016 mega donors warm to Carly Fiorina

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks at Cornerstone Action: Practical Federalism 2016 at the University of Southern New Hampshire in HooksettBy Michelle Conlin NEW YORK (Reuters) – Carly Fiorina has emerged as the Republican candidate of the moment in conservative fundraising circles, drawing the notice of the billionaire Koch brothers and other wealthy donors who could instantly remake her shoestring presidential campaign. Fiorina’s show-stealing performance in a Republican presidential debate last month, and her subsequent surge in the polls, has prompted industrialists Charles and David Koch to take a “serious look” at the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, according to three sources close to the brothers. Florida Senator Marco Rubio is among those on the coveted list, the sources said.

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