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Frank Rich On How Conservative Donors Are Buying This Presidential Election

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David Koch attends the 2011 New York City Opera Spring Gala at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center on April 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Marc Stamas/Getty Images)
David Koch attends the 2011 New York City Opera Spring Gala at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center on April 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Marc Stamas/Getty Images)

If you want to appreciate what Barack Obama is up against in 2012, forget about the front man who is his nominal opponent and look instead at the Republican billionaires buying the ammunition for the battles ahead.

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