One Nation Goes Dark(er)

October 28, 2016

One Nation, a Republican dark money “nonprofit” focused on Senate races, has spent nearly $30 million on TV ads since its reboot in May 2015 – all without disclosing its billionaire donors. Now, it has taken its abuse of our campaign finance system to new lows. CNN reported that the group has donated $11 million directly to the Senate […]

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ECU Launches $5 Million Swing State Program in Campaign’s Final Weeks to Elect Reformers

October 13, 2016

For Immediate Release Thursday, October 13, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org End Citizens United (ECU) has launched a nearly $5 million program that will last through Election Day to elect candidates who support campaign finance reform. “With new momentum behind Democrats across the country, ECU will help ensure we elect reformers who will work with President Hillary […]

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CREW’s Court Victory a Major Step Forward for Reform

September 19, 2016

Congratulations to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), which just scored a major win in the fight to end the unlimited, secret money that is corrupting our elections (often called dark money). Since Citizens United and a series of similar Supreme Court decisions, a handful of billionaires and corporate special interests have used […]

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New ECU Ad: Kander and Blunt, Two Different Kinds of Service

September 13, 2016

For Immediate Release Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org End Citizens United is launching a new ad in Missouri in support of Jason Kander, who enlisted in the Army after September 11th and deployed to Afghanistan as an intelligence officer. The ad also holds Senator Roy Blunt accountable for his career of looking […]

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Sheldon Adelson Opens the Floodgates

August 31, 2016

Mega-donors have already bankrolled the highest levels of outside political spending in recorded history. This weekend, another billionaire opened his wallet for Republicans. Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who with his wife contributed over $100 million to help Republican candidates in 2012, has made his first reported large donation of the year. Two Republican operatives told […]

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Koch Ad Spending in 2016 Election Cracks $25 Million

August 31, 2016

Based on their latest FEC filings and on press accounts, Koch network groups have now spent more than $25 million on ads alone during this election. This figure does not incorporate the largely unknown and unreported millions of dollars that network ‘dark money’ groups like Americans for Prosperity, Generation Opportunity, and the LIBRE Initiative are spending on […]

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New End Citizens United Poll: Voters Concerned about Money in Politics, Favor Candidates for Reform

August 22, 2016

End Citizens United has released a new poll studying voter attitudes on Citizens United, money in politics, and the presidential election. Nationwide, voters expressed serious concerns about the state of our campaign finance system, and they believe that the amount of money that corporations and the wealthy spend on political campaigns impacts their families.  They are worried about anonymous […]

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