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 Mike Coffman has chosen his mega-donors time and again.
- Coffman co-sponsored a bill to repeal the Johnson Amendment, which would allow special interests to use churches and charities to funnel secret tax-free political donations into campaigns.
- A top ally of the oil and gas industry, Coffman has received over $770,000 from the industry and voted against bills that would have held oil and gas companies responsible for spills or disasters.
- Coffman voted for the tax bill, the top priority for Republican mega-donors. It would raise taxes on 13 million Americans who earn less than $100,000 a year, while half of the benefits would go to the top one percent in the country.
- Coffman voted for a bill backed by the mega-donor Koch brothers that seeks to keep Colorado voters in the dark about funding sources for secret money organizations. He also voted to block a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
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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