Set against the rise of the Tea Party in the aftermath of the US Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling, a citizen uprising to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker collides with the Tea Party-aligned “Americans for Prosperity,” a group founded and lavishly financed by two of the world’s richest men —David and Charles Koch. As Republican working class voters find themselves in the crosshairs of their own party and its billionaire backers, they are forced to choose sides -- a precursor to what was to come with the ascendancy of Donald J. Trump.
Directed and Produced by Academy Award®-nominated directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin
This bonus package of nine videos takes you behind the scenes of Citizen Koch, from outtakes and deleted scenes, to the filmmakers' conversation with Michael Moore, to digital exclusives of interviews with former health insurance executive Wendell Potter and ex super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff who explain how they bought influence in DC.
DELETED SCENE: On the eve of the 2012 Wisconsin recall election, Gov. Walker is behind closed doors at a private fundraiser with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, while his constituents face off outside.
DELETED SCENE: Ruled ineligible for the final nationally televised 2012 New Hampshire Republican Primary debate, candidate Gov. Buddy Roemer comes up with a plan to get the national newsmedia to cover his campaign.
DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: In 2012, we sat down with super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff for a frank and open conversation about how money corrupts politicians. Watch excerpts from this interview with a true Washington insider who knows how to play the game.
EXTENDED SCENE: As the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity rolls into Wisconsin to campaign against the recall of Gov. Scott Walker, the amount of money being spent in the state by AFP and other outside groups is staggering. Find out which candidate benefits most from the dark money.