The Koch brothers are responding directly to the charges they were involved in the 2009 Wake County school board elections, saying the accusations are "false," "ugly and baseless."
In this post today on KochFacts.com, the Koch brothers say no money was donated in 2009 to Wake school board candidate by family members or the company's political action committee.
"The Wake County School Board claim is not a new one and has been debunked, most notably by Newsweek earlier this year and in the Washington Post," according to KochFacts.com. "'Partisan “progressive' activists recently have resurrected the tale and further embellished the ugly and baseless racial charge. This unfortunate but increasingly common political tactic is apparently intended to stigmatize opponents even if the underlying accusation is completely false."
KochFacts.com goes on to tout how the Koch brothers and their companies "have invested millions of dollars to improve education, and promote diversity and opportunity among all Americans."
"We believe that helping individuals develop their full potential is the best way to ensure prosperity and the highest quality of life for the most people, according to the website, which lists several examples of donations.