VIDEO-New Ad Hits Reid’s Ties To ‘Steyer Brothers’ | Weasel Zippers

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A conservative group put out a new ad on Monday that ties Democrats to billionaire former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer, casting him as the Democratic equivalent to libertarian industrialists Charles and David Koch.

“Steyer has a history of environmentally destructive business ventures,” the ad notes, highlighting Washington Free Beacon reporting on Steyer, who has pledged to raise $100 million to elect Democrats this year.

The Washington Post reported on the ad on Monday:

The ad features footage of Reid attacking the Koch brothers but suggests his criticisms more aptly describe the Steyers—Tom and Jim—whom it accuses of opposing the Keystone XL pipeline for personal gain.

“That’s why Tom Steyer and his brother Jim are spending millions to finance campaigns that support liberals who will keep Harry Reid in charge of the Senate,” the ad says.

The ad buy is relatively small — $50,000 — and will be online only, but it previews the GOP’s defense against Koch brothers attacks going forward (to the extent that Americans actually care about such things).