National political reporter for the Washington Post, covering money and influence. I still believe in newspapers. matea.gold@washpost.com

Explainer: How the Kochs and their allies plan to spend $889 million

washingtonpost.com — Since the news broke that Charles and David Koch and other wealthy conservative donors aim to spend $889 million over the next two years, political strategists in both parties have been trying to digest what impact that eye-popping sum could have on the 2016 elections.

Koch-backed conservative network plans near $1B spend on U.S. elections

thestar.com — RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIF.-A network of conservative advocacy groups backed by Charles and David Koch aims to spend a staggering $889 million in advance of the next White House election, part of an expansive strategy to build on its 2014 victories that may involve jumping into the Republican primaries.

Right-leaning network plans $1.2b pre-election spend

nzherald.co.nz — A network of conservative advocacy groups backed by Charles and David Koch aims to spend a staggering US$889 million in advance of the next White House election, part of an expansive - New Zealand Herald

Koch-backed network aims to spend nearly $1 billion on 2016 elections

washingtonpost.com — A network of conservative advocacy groups backed by Charles and David Koch aims to spend a staggering $889 million in advance of the next White House election, part of an expansive strategy to build on its 2014 victories that may involve jumping into the Republican primaries.

Chris Christie launches PAC ahead of likely presidential run

washingtonpost.com — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken a critical step toward running for president -- launching an organization that will allow him to begin building out a potential campaign operation ahead of his likely run. Christie and his allies filed paperwork for the organization, called "Leadership Matters for America," with the Federal Election Commission on Friday, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio decry income inequality, clash over foreign policy

washingtonpost.com — RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Three of the likely Republican presidential contenders decried the nation's income gap and argued that President Obama deserves little credit for the improving economy in a forum Sunday night that offered a preview of the themes expected to dominate the 2016 election. Sens.

Charles Koch calls on fellow conservative donors to expand their commitment

washingtonpost.com — RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif.- Conservative benefactor Charles Koch on Saturday called on other wealthy donors to expand their commitment to promoting free-market ideas and shrinking government, saying they would only succeed if the cause was "a central part of our lives."

Koch-backed network pulls back curtain on gathering of wealthy donors

washingtonpost.com — For the first time, a private gathering of wealthy conservative political donors brought together by Charles and David Koch will allow a look inside its much-scrutinized conclaves. On Sunday night, the group will share with news organizations a live Web stream of one of its final panels set to be held in the weekend at a luxurious Palm Springs resort.

Timeline: Jeb Bush and InnoVida

washingtonpost.com — One of the first business ventures that Jeb Bush got involved with after leaving the Florida governor's mansion in 2007 was InnoVida, a company that ended up bankrupt, with two top executives in federal prison. March 2006: Venezuelan-born entrepreneur Claudio Osorio forms InnoVida, a company marketing proprietary fiber composite panels that can be used to build strong temporary structures without cement, steel or wood.

Documents show Jeb Bush’s involvement with troubled company

washingtonpost.com — One of Jeb Bush's many new business ventures after he left the Florida governor's mansion in 2007 was InnoVida, a Miami-based company marketing a composite panel that could be used to quickly assemble temporary housing without the need of cement, steel or wood.
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RT @PhilipRucker: Mitt + BBQ + a lot of flashbacks to campaigns past. My dispatch from Starkville: washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-pol…

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RT @WSJPolitics: Video: Jeb Bush talks with the WSJ's Jerry Seib about the possibility of entering the 2016 Presidential race. on.wsj.com/1yO9ot0

Jan 28, 2015

RT @WaPoSean: Explainer: How the Kochs and their allies plan to spend $889 million wapo.st/1yNrefH Great post from @mateagold

Jan 28, 2015

RT @mikememoli: Asked if Ds expect any surprises in Obama budget, like 529 plans, @NancyPelosi leans in and notes "No we don’t expect that to be in there"

Jan 28, 2015

Always a pleasure to join the lovely @gwenifill on @NewsHour. Tonight's topic: the 2016 plans of the Kochs and their allies.

Jan 28, 2015

RT @PhilipRucker: Lots of Romneyworld reax to our authenticity rebrand piece. Donor emailed saying he hopes 2016 reveals "inner Mitt." wpo.st/vJG20

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