Politico’s chief White House correspondent Mike Allen has been booked to emcee part of an event set up by a group funded by the Koch brothers designed to connect Republican presidential candidates with wealthy donors, according to Politico.
Days before the first GOP debate, several 2016 Republican hopefuls, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) and Gov. Scott Walker (WI) are set to travel to the event hosted by the Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, which is funded by the Koch brothers, according to Politico.
The candidates will use their time there to appeal to the Koch brothers and other conservatives who are planning to spend up to $1 billion in the 2016 election, according to Politico.
The first GOP debate, in which only the top 10 Republican candidates will participate, will take place Aug. 6 in Cleveland.
At the annual Freedom Partners conference, the candidates will appear in individual Q&A sessions, which will be moderated by Allen and streamed online to media outlets, according to Politico.