Marcus Crassus has entered the house, yall’
Americans for Prosperity will honor billionaire industrialist David Koch and North Carolina businessman Art Pope — two of its founders — during the Republican convention in Tampa, according to a news release today.
The reception, called “A Salute to Entrepreneurs Building America,” will be held Aug. 30. Koch, a major Republican booster who held a fundraiser last month for presidential contender Mitt Romney, will be in town as a New York convention delegate.
AFP is pitching the reception as a response to President Barack Obama’s oft-repeated comment, “You didn’t build that.”
David Koch is co-owner, with his brother, Charles, of Kansas-based Koch Industries, one of the largest closely held companies in the world. Pope runs Variety Wholesalers Inc., a closely held company in North Carolina. David Koch and Pope help guide AFP, according to tax documents, an organization they helped start more than eight years ago.
An excerpt from their Press Release:
AFP Announces Reception during GOP Convention: “A Salute to Entrepreneurs Building America” - August 22, 2012
Event will honor David Koch
Arlington, VA – Today, Americans for Prosperity announced they will be holding a reception called, “A Salute to Entrepreneurs Building America” on August 30th at 4:00 pm in Tampa, Florida. The reception, held during the Republican convention, will honor David Koch, Americans for Prosperity Foundation Chairman and Art Pope, Americans for Prosperity Chairman.
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