The Hill: Senate Passes Funding Bill to Avoid Shutdown

September 28, 2016

By Jordain Carney The Senate on Wednesday passed a short-term bill to fund the government, days ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline to avoid a shutdown. Senators voted 72-26 on the continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through Dec. 9. With the legislation heading to the House, where it could be voted on as […]

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Roll Call: Ad Hammers Blunt For Family Lobbying Ties

September 13, 2016

By: Eric Garcia A group dedicated to limiting the use of outside money in politics has dropped $770,000 on an ad in Missouri hitting Republican Sen. Roy Blunt for his family members being lobbyists. The commercial from End Citizens United PAC will air on broadcast and cable in St. Louis and Kansas City from Wednesday until Sept. 27. The ad […]

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The Post Star: End Citizens United PAC endorses Derrick

September 13, 2016

By: Maury Thompson End Citizens United, a Democratic political action committee advocating for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court “Citizens United” campaign finance decision on Tuesday announced its endorsement of Democratic candidate Mike Derrick in the 21st Congressional District race. “After spending three decades protecting our national security in the Army and […]

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Daily Kos Ad Roundup: Another Democratic group starts spending in the Missouri Senate race

September 13, 2016

By: Jeff Singer MO-Sen: On Monday, the DSCC announced that they would spend $1 million here, making them the first major Democratic group to start spending in this race. Now, End Citizens United is joining them, and they’ve launched a $770,000 buy that will last until Sept. 27. Their spot contrasts Democrat Jason Kander’s decision to enlist in the military after 9/11 with […]

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Las Vegas Review Journal: New Ad Attacks Heck over Campaign Spending

August 27, 2016

By: Jamie Munks A Democratic PAC this week launched its second ad in Nevada contending that U.S. Rep. Joe Heck has benefited from millions of dollars in dark money during his political career, and has opposed efforts to expose the sources of anonymous campaign spending. The Nevada Republican and his Democratic opponent, former Nevada attorney […]

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Bloomberg Government: Sanders to aid Democrat Zephyr Teachout in House race

August 26, 2016

By: Kim Chipman & Greg Giroux NV: End Citizens United, group advocating for greater disclosure of how campaigns financed, released TV ad saying GOP Rep. Joe Heck benefited from $5.3 million in political spending “from secret sources, corporations, and the billionaire Koch brothers,” also “voted to keep the piles of secret money coming” The $5.3 million figure […]

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Huffington Post: How New Hampshire can Help Fix Washington

August 26, 2016

By: Tiffany Muller New Hampshire families don’t have much patience for Washington, D.C. Dysfunction has paralyzed Congress.  It’s failed to pass a budget, it can’t agree on an energy plan, and it won’t even hold a hearing on a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.  It’s gotten so bad that the Centers for Disease Control can’t […]

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KTNV: New Ad Targets Heck on Dark Money

August 25, 2016

By: Jon Ralston The outside ad campaign in Nevada’s Senate race continues today with a new spot from a group advocating campaign finance reform. The commercial, which you can see below from End Citizens United, builds on a previous ad assailing Rep. Joe Heck for taking dark money and for supporting the practice. The $1.5 million […]

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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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