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Koch Brothers, Mega Donors Warm To Carly Fiorina

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Republican presidential candidate, businesswoman Carly Fiorina, speaks to a group of more than 200 people at the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Fiorina said that she supports ending the ban on U.S. oil exports and approving the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Republican presidential candidate, businesswoman Carly Fiorina, speaks to a group of more than 200 people at the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Fiorina said that she supports ending the ban on U.S. oil exports and approving the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

The following is an excerpt from Michelle Conlin | October 4, 2015 | Huffingtonpost.com |

NEW YORK, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Carly Fiorina has emerged as the Republican candidate of the moment in conservative fundraising circles, drawing the notice of the billionaire Koch brothers and other wealthy donors who could instantly remake her shoestring presidential campaign.

Fiorina's show-stealing performance in a Republican presidential debate last month, and her subsequent surge in the polls, has prompted industrialists Charles and David Koch to take a "serious look" at the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, according to three sources close to the brothers.

She has now moved to the short list of candidates the Kochs may support with their reported $1 billion war chest, the sources said. Florida Senator Marco Rubio is among those on the coveted list, the sources said.

A spokesman for the Kochs declined to comment

Other politically powerful mega donors are also lining up.

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