New 2016 ad tries to drive wedge between Latinos and Kochs

Who are we to believe on climate–the Pope and the Pontifical Academy of Science, or billionaires who have a stake in the fossil fuel industry?


A new political ad released today puts Pope Francis up against the conservative billionaire brothers Charles G. and David H. Koch.

“[The Koch brothers] have bought the Republican Party and now they are trying to intimidate the Pope,” says a Spanish-speaking voiceover actress in the ad released by Bridge Project, the policy arm of the liberal American Bridge super PAC.

Bridge Project says the ad is part of an online campaign to familiarize Hispanic voters on “how the Kochs are trying to manipulate Latinos while opposing major immigration programs,” like the Deferred Actions for Parents executive action that would temporarily protect parents of U.S. citizen children from deportation.

This ad is less directly about immigration, and more about Latinos’ emotional and religious ties to Pope Francis. According to a Pew survey, he has a 67% favorability rating among U.S. Hispanics.

It shows critics of the Pope’s recent calls to…

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