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 Keith Rothfus has chosen his mega-donors time and again.
- Throughout his career, Rothfus has been a staunch ally of Wall Street, his second largest contributor, by sponsoring, co-sponsoring, and helping pass key bills that allowed big banks to engage in the kind of risky behavior that led to the 2008 financial crisis. With over $490,000 in campaign contributions from Wall Street, Rothfus is one of its strongest supporters in Congress. As congressman, Rothfus introduced a resolution blocking reforms to prohibit companies like Equifax from forcing consumers into arbitration. He also sought to limit the powers of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which protects families from fraud, scams, and abuse by big banks by co-sponsoring the Financial Choice Act which would have gut additional consumer protections.
- Rothfus protected the rigged system by voting against the DISCLOSE Act, which would require all groups that engage in political spending to disclose their donors so voters know who is trying to influence their vote.
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.
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