The Big Money 20 are incumbents who represent the worst of Washington’s rigged system. They do the bidding of special interests like drug companies, Big Oil, Wall Street, and others with deep pockets while also voting to stack the deck in their favor – at the expense of the American people.
When it comes to choosing between the greed of his mega-donors or the needs of his constituents, Congressman Jason Lewis has chosen his mega-donors time and again.
- Lewis, who took over $21,000 from the telecom industry last year, actively pushed for the repeal of Net Neutrality, even going as far to sign a letter to the FCC encouraging its repeal. Similarly, just days after he voted to allow internet companies to sell customers’ data without their consent, he received campaign contributions from AT&T and Comcast.
- With over $50,000 in campaign contributions from Wall Street and the banking industry, Lewis has consistently advocated to roll back banking oversight and consumer protections. A vocal supporter of the deceivingly named Financial Choice Act, Lewis voted to severely limit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal watchdog agency created after the 2008 financial crisis.
- Lewis voted to make the rigged system worse and supported a bill that rolled back the Johnson Amendment, a move which would allow mega-donors to funnel political money through churches and charities. Lewis has praised the Citizens United ruling, and as a radio host even credited talk radio for advancing the decision.
The only way to stop this cycle of pay-to-play politics is to defeat the politicians who are bought by the special interests and rig the system in their favor. End Citizens United has made the Big Money 20 a priority for its $35 million campaign to throw these incumbents out of office and elect reformers who will put focus on all of us, not those who write the biggest checks.
For the full list of Big Money 20 candidates, click here.
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