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New TX-Sen Poll: O’Rourke Within Margin of Error

September 21, 2018

Poll shows O’Rourke trails Cruz by three points, 46-49 77 percent of Texans believe special interest money in Texas is a problem Washington, D.C. — A new poll of likely voters in Texas, commissioned by End Citizens United (ECU) and conducted by PPP, shows that Beto O’Rourke continues to close in on Senator Ted Cruz. […]

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McCaskill Announces Opposition to Kavanaugh, Cites Judge’s Position on Dark Money and Ability of Foreign Interests to Influence Elections

September 20, 2018

End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller released the following statement on Senator Claire McCaskill’s announcement that she will oppose Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination: “Judge Kavanaugh’s record indicates he would give mega-donors and secretive special interests even more undue influence over politicians and would oppose transparency in political spending, making it harder to keep foreign money […]

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FEC Should Quickly Enact Clear Rules on Dark Money Following SCOTUS Ruling

September 19, 2018

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling on Crossroads GPS v. CREW that requires disclosure for dark money, End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller released the following statement calling on the FEC to act quickly and clearly: “The Supreme Court’s ruling in Crossroads v. CREW was a triumphant moment that can lead to increased transparency and accountability in […]

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Three Reform Candidates Earn End Citizens United’s Endorsement

September 19, 2018

End Citizens United (ECU) today backed Jessica Morse (CA-04), Joe Morelle (NY-25), and Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) for U.S. House. All three are committed to curbing the influence of Big Money in politics. “These candidates are running for Congress to give a voice to families in their districts. They’ll fight to unrig the system so […]

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End Citizens United Announces New Round of State-Level Reformers

September 14, 2018

ECU-affiliate, Fight for Reform, will connect local grassroots members with endorsed candidates running for state-level office End Citizens United (ECU) today announced it is endorsing nine reformers running for state-level office, including two governors and seven state legislative candidates in Arizona, all of whom are committed to fixing the broken campaign finance system. “While Washington […]

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End Citizens United Calls on Brett Kavanaugh to Withdraw His Nomination

September 14, 2018

End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller released the following statement calling on Judge Brett Kavanaugh to withdraw his nomination to the Supreme Court: “In light of the sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, End Citizens United calls on Judge Kavanaugh to immediately withdraw his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court and resign from his position […]

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124 No Corporate PAC Candidates Win Primaries

September 13, 2018

In total, over 200 candidates rejecting corporate PAC money ran this cycle The No Corporate PAC Movement:   With the last of the 2018 primaries in the book, 124 no corporate PAC candidates have won their primaries and advanced to the general election in November. ECU has urged Democratic candidates and members of Congress to […]

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Incumbents Rake In Corporate PAC Money

September 13, 2018

Check out these detailed numbers on incumbent corporate PAC contributions Republicans incumbents in some of the most competitive House races in the country have raked in hundreds of thousands in corporate PAC money. As we previously posted in Special Interest 101: How to Calculate Corporate PAC Money, there’s not currently a public website that has […]

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Mel Hall Unveils Reform Agenda

September 13, 2018

As faith in Washington hits an all-time low, Democratic candidates are making reform a flashpoint in their campaigns Series of scandals and corruption out of Washington affirm voters belief that we must clean up Congress now Mel Hall (IN-02) today unveiled a bold reform agenda aimed at ending the culture of corruption in Washington. The agenda […]

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NH-01: ECU Congratulates Chris Pappas on Primary Win

September 11, 2018

End Citizens United (ECU) President Tiffany Muller released the following statement on Chris Pappas’ win in the New Hampshire-01 primary: “ECU congratulates Chris Pappas on his primary win. Chris is making reform a central theme in his campaign because he understands that the flood of special interest money in politics is blocking reform on the […]

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