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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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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