The Libertarian presidential ticket of former GOP governors, with Bill Weld in the veep slot, could draw big money from a major Republican donor — but only if they can prove they pose enough of a threat to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to be worth the investment, strategists said.
“If Koch sees (stopping Trump and Clinton as) a real possibility, they’ll throw some money in there,” Republican strategist Ford O’Connell said, referring to a Daily Caller report that billionaire GOP donor David Koch offered to bankroll the Libertarian ticket featuring former GOP Gov. Gary Johnson of New Mexico and Weld. The report said Koch is willing to put up “tens of millions of dollars.”
But that possibility becomes more remote if the candidates can’t realistically win — starting with their home states.
“The idea of Weld winning Massachusetts over Hillary Clinton is science fiction,” O’Connell said.