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* '''DK''' - That's exactly right, Barbara. I'm really focused intensely on economic and fiscal issues, because if those go bad, the country as a whole suffers terribly.  
 
* '''DK''' - That's exactly right, Barbara. I'm really focused intensely on economic and fiscal issues, because if those go bad, the country as a whole suffers terribly.  
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Revision as of 19:49, 25 August 2019

David Koch
David-Kock-profile.jpg
Candidate
Vice-President
with Edward Clark
1980—
Personal Details
Birth: 3 May 1940
Death: 23 August 2019
Party: Libertarian Party Republican Party

David Koch (1940-2019), was a member of the wealthy Koch family. In 1980, he pledged $500,000 of his personal funds to the Libertarian campaign, and won selection as the vice presidential running mate of Edward Clark. The ticket received over 900,000 votes nationwide, and 1% of the popular vote. In 2018, the national LP published a tribute article David Koch, we owe you. Signed, Liberty.

Koch-Clark-1980.jpg

Libertarian Views

Though Koch left the Libertarian Party to support Republican candidates, he always identified as a libertarian. During a 2014 interview with Barbara Walters[1] the following discussion ensued:

  • BW - Describe your political point of view.
  • DK - I'm basically a libertarian and I'm a conservative on economic matters and I'm a social liberal.
  • BW - You support gay rights, you support a women's right to choose, but conservative candidates you support, many of them, do not have those views.
  • DK - Well, that's their problem. I do have those views. What I want these candidates to do is to support a balanced budget. I'm very worried if the budget isn't balanced inflation could occur and the economy of our country can suffer terribly.
  • BW - The candidates you support are because of their fiscal policies most importantly.
  • DK - That's exactly right, Barbara. I'm really focused intensely on economic and fiscal issues, because if those go bad, the country as a whole suffers terribly.

Personal

  • From Wichita, Kansas.
  • Attended MIT, where he received a Bachelors and Masters in Chemical Engineering.

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Preceded by:
David Bergland
Libertarian Party Vice Presidential candidate
1980
Succeeded by:
Jim Lewis

  1. David Koch: "I'm a Social Liberal"