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Harry Reid: 'Republicans Are Addicted To Koch'

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"In fact, Senate Republicans hardly need the NRSC anymore," he said. "They've got the Koch brothers. Besides, the NRSC can’t hide its donors’ identities, like Koch-funded front groups can."

Reid again accused the brothers, Charles and David Koch, of "pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into a massive campaign of deception." He boasted that "anyone who has turned on Fox News lately knows I've gotten under Charles and David Koch's skin."

"As long as the Koch brother continue to spend hundreds of millions of dollars buying election, I will continue to do everything I can to expose their intentions," Reid said.

Immediately after Reid spoke, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) rose to the Kochs' defense, accusing the Nevada Democrat of seeking to "demonize people for exercising their constitutional rights."