Koch, in an
interview to air on Sunday on ABC's "This Week" program, said
that in some respects Bill Clinton had been a better president
than George W. Bush, who Koch said had increased government
spending. Then when asked if Hillary Clinton would be a better
president than the Republicans currently running, he said, "It's
possible, it's possible."
ABC said Koch, who along brother David leads an influential
political organization called Freedom Partners, has been
displeased so far with the tone of the Republican presidential
race, in which billionaire Donald Trump leads U.S. Senator Ted
Cruz of Texas and Ohio Governor John Kasich.
Asked if he could support Clinton over the Republicans, Koch
responded, "We would have to believe her actions would be quite
different than her rhetoric. Let me put it that way."
While many conservatives have questioned Trump's commitment to
their agenda, a spokesman for the Koch brothers said last month
that they would not use any of their money to block him from
winning the Republican nomination.
(Writing by Bill Trott)
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