Winston-Salem Journal: Critics call for U.S. Sen. Richard Burr to recuse himself in vote for education secretary, cite campaign donation

January 8, 2017

By: Bertrand M. Gutierrez Two Democratic-leaning organizations said Friday that U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., should recuse himself from voting on Betsy DeVos as President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary because she and relatives contributed money to his campaign. DeVos and relatives contributed a combined $43,200 during the 2016 election cycle, according to a […]

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Washington Post: Trump’s education nominee and her family members are major donors to the senators who will vote on her confirmation

January 7, 2017

By: Emma Brown Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, is not just a prospective Cabinet member seeking confirmation from the U.S. Senate.  She is also a billionaire Republican donor whose family’s donations have funded the campaigns of many of the senators now tasked with voting on her nomination, including members of the […]

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The Times-Picayune: Bill Cassidy: no plans to step away from DeVos’ Senate hearings

January 6, 2017

By: Richard Rainey Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., said he would not step aside during the confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary. That’s despite Cassidy receiving $70,200 in campaign contributions from DeVos and her relatives in 2014. “When people donate to my campaign they sign up for my agenda, I don’t […]

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The Progressive Pulse: Campaign finance reformers demand Burr recuse himself from considering Trump Ed Secretary nominee over $43K in contributions

January 6, 2017

By: Rob Schofield Two national advocacy groups dedicated to combating big money corruption in politics are calling on Senator Richard Burr to recuse himself from considering Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Education Secretary. And from the sounds of the following release distributed by the groups (End Citizens United and Every Voice) they’ve got a heck […]

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Politico: GOP, TRUMP HATCH BORDER WALL PLAN – Today: Dems raise a ruckus on House floor – RUSSIAN SANCTIONS BILL LIKELY NEXT WEEK – Cold feet? GOP angst over Obamacare repeal – O’ROURKE ‘VERY LIKELY’ TO TAKE ON CRUZ

January 6, 2017

By: Heather Caygle JAM JAM JAM— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has teed up a disastrous schedule for Democrats next week, jamming the chamber’s major events into one day and likely hampering a long-time Democratic strategy to attack Trump’s cabinet nominees and slow down the confirmation process. McConnell has scheduled “six Cabinet-level confirmations hearings for […]

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End Citizens United Launches Action Network

December 12, 2016

THE MULTIFACETED EFFORT WILL ACTIVATE ECU’S MEMBERS AND HOLD CONGRESS AND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTABLE   By: Tiffany Muller Executive Director, End Citizens United More money and less transparency.  That’s the Republican plan for our campaign finance system. In 2017, the GOP will control every branch of government. They’re poised to push for new ways […]

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Roll Call: Democratic PAC Transitions to Advocacy Role in 2017

December 8, 2016

End Citizens United taps into 2016’s frustration with establishment By Simone Pathe 2016 wasn’t the year Democrats wanted it to be. But for one PAC created this cycle to elect Democrats at the federal level, this year’s election results may actually validate support for their mission: getting big money out of politics. End Citizens United detects from […]

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Telegraph Exposes Pro-Trump Super PAC Scheme to Illegally Raise Foreign Money

October 24, 2016

An investigation by Telegraph reporters has demonstrated that a pro-Donald Trump Super PAC attempted to launder illegal foreign donations through dark money nonprofits. The reporters, who posed as representatives of a Chinese donor, were promised by senior Super PAC staffers with close ties to Trump that the donor’s wishes would be “whispered in [Trump’s] ear whenever […]

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New ECU Ad: Toomey Looking Out for the Banks, at the Expense of Pennsylvanians

October 19, 2016

For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org End Citizens United (ECU) today announced that it is launching a new ad in Pennsylvania exposing Senator Pat Toomey’s history and record of looking out for the banks and not Pennsylvania families. As a bank owner, Toomey’s bank used predatory foreclosure tactics to try to take […]

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North County Now: Democrat Derrick points to experience in race for NY-21 House seat; ‘very open’ to considering single-payer health system

October 2, 2016

By: Craig Freilich Democratic congressional candidate Mike Derrick is advocating improvements to Obamacare and says he is “very open” to considering a single-payer health insurance system, but does not say he wants major changes to gun regulations. The former Republican, running against GOP incumbent Elise Stefanik, also wants to encourage more “buy local” initiatives throughout […]

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