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Pioneer Profiles: George W. Bush's $100,000 Club
Name: Dorothy Bush Koch
Occupation: Homemaker, Wine Institute
Industry: Miscellaneous Business
Home: Bethesda, Maryland

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Bush’s kid sister, Dorothy Bush Koch raises money for local charities and for her family’s campaigns. She married Robert P. Koch at Camp David in ‘92. Robert Koch is an ex-aide to then-Majority Leader Dick Gephardt and then-Democratic Whip Tony Coehlo, who until recently chaired Al Gore’s campaign. Koch is now an executive and lobbyist at the Wine Institute, the trade group of the California wine industry. This lobby has promoted unfettered trade with China and lobbies to protect the millions of corporate-welfare tax dollars that it receives to market its products abroad. The Wine Institute appointed two of the Gallo brothers to its board in ’99. The Gallo family, which produces one out of every three U.S. bottles of wine, knows something about lobbying. The Gallos got the so-called “Gallo Amendment” enacted in ’86 to allow them personally to dodge $104 million in inheritance taxes when they passed on the family fortune. 

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