Marco Rubio has long touted all the policies that make the Koch brothers happy and profitable like all things pro-big oil, tax cuts for the rich, and just about anything that will hurt average Americans, so it was inevitable that he would join forces with the Koch donor network.
Today it became official:
Marc Short, the Koch brothers’ top political adviser in Washington and a trusted member of their inner circle for five years, is making a surprise move to the Marco Rubio campaign as a senior adviser as the Republican establishment ramps up efforts to stop Donald Trump.
Short — president of Freedom Partners, the Kochs’ umbrella political organization — will join the campaign in about a week and brings deep connections to the donor and grass-roots worlds.
“Marc has been running the most sophisticated political operation for the last few cycles, and really knows the mood of the electorate," said Scott Reed, senior political strategist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "This is a big sign of consolidation by the party.”
[...This is a big get for Rubio,” [Phil] Cox added. “Marc brings a unique perspective as one of the few people who have had one foot in traditional Republican Party politics and another in more movement-conservative efforts.”
Through Freedom Partners, Short has been the overseer of the "de facto bank" in the Koch network that "feeds money to groups downstream," so his expertise will come in handy should the Koch's decide to endorse Rubio as their official puppet in the Presidential race.
Since Rubio has demonstrated over his short political career that he prefers easy shortcuts to power and money rather than working for them, and will say or do anything that benefits him politically, becoming a well-funded empty suit who will say "how high?" when the powers that be pulling his strings say "jump" is really a perfect fit.
Given that Marco Rubio has yet to win a primary, and the Kochs' are even more unpopular than he is, this probably won't help much with all those Americans he claims he wants to help "prosper."