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Sunrise host Kochie confused for conservative American billionaire David Koch

American voters have warned Sunrise host David Koch to stop interfering with the US election, accusing him of using his billions of dollars to control candidates.

If you're scratching your head thinking 'I knew Kochie was good with money, but I didn't know he had squirreled away billions!', it's actually all an unfortunate case of mistaken identity.

The Channel Seven star shares a name with David Koch, a member of the billionaire American Koch [pronounced 'Coke'] family, who are heavily involved with the conservative Republican Party.

American voters have been making their feelings toward David Koch and his brother Charles - commonly known as the 'Koch Brothers' - known on Twitter as the election draws closer.

Unfortunately Australia's David Koch has been bearing the brunt of their abuse and on Wednesday morning decided he couldn't take it anymore.


"To all Americans... I know the primaries have started. BUT I AM NOT A KOCH BROS. I'm an Aussie bloke. Unfollow me," the 59-year-old wrote on Twitter.

The exasperated tweet follows dozens of mentions from Americans accusing Kochie of controlling Republican candidate Ted Cruz and trying to snuff democracy.

The Koch family controls the second largest privately owned company in the United States, which reported revenues of $US115 billion in 2013.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05:  Activists hold a protest near the Manhattan apartment of billionaire and Republican financier David Koch on June 5, 2014 in New York City. The demonstrators were protesting against the campaign contributions by the billionaire Koch brothers who are owners of Koch Industries Inc. The brothers have become a focus of Democrats and liberals as they are accused of skewing the political playing field with their finances.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) a

In January last year, the Koch Brothers said they intended to spend $US900 million on the 2016 Republican campaign.

While they are pro-choice and support marriage equality, they are opposed to climate change and have been active in questioning global warming.

Needless to say they have little in common with Port Adelaide chairman, former financial journalist and Sunrise presenter David Koch.

Hopefully Kochie's tweet reached all of his 152,000 twitter followers, because the American election is still nine months away.

That's a lot of disgruntled tweets.