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The Goldwater Institute is a right-wing policy and communications group named after former Senator and 1964 Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater, someone whom the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said “articulates a philosophy which gives aid and comfort to the racists.” These days, the Goldwater Institute opposes minimum wage increases and advocates against insulin price caps, among other issues aligned with the Koch agenda.

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The organization is heavily backed by billionaire Charles Koch. The Charles Koch Institute gave the Goldwater Institute $1,161,500 since 2016, with over 95% of that money coming in 2020 and 2021. The Charles Koch Foundation also gave the Goldwater Institute $238,353 from 2004 to 2020. That includes $100,000 grants in 2016 and 2018. The Goldwater Institute is also an affiliate member of the Koch-linked State Policy Network.



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