Koch-backed group targets Dems in 3 Senate races

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A group backed by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch is investing nearly $4 million in an advertising campaign attacking Democrats in three top Senate contests.

The Freedom Partners Action Fund is targeting Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania in the new television and online advertising blitz.

The states are considered premiere battlegrounds in the fight for control of the Senate. Democrats could regain the majority if they pick up four or five new seats, depending on who wins the White House.

Republican incumbents Rob Portman in Ohio and Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania are trying to hold onto their seats, while both parties are fighting for the open seat created by Democrat Harry Reid’s retirement in Nevada.

Charles Koch has said he will not support Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.