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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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New ECU Ad: Kander and Blunt, Two Different Kinds of Service

September 13, 2016

For Immediate Release Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org End Citizens United is launching a new ad in Missouri in support of Jason Kander, who enlisted in the Army after September 11th and deployed to Afghanistan as an intelligence officer. The ad also holds Senator Roy Blunt accountable for his career of looking […]

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End Citizens United Endorses Mike Derrick for Congress

September 13, 2016

For Immediate Release Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org End Citizens United has endorsed Mike Derrick for Congress. Derrick is running to represent New York’s 21st Congressional District. End Citizens United (ECU) is a grassroots-funded organization that is dedicated to electing members of Congress who, like Derrick, will fight to overturn Citizens United and to pass […]

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Trump’s Call for Reform Vanishes with Revelations of Citizens United, Bondi Payments

September 9, 2016

By: Tiffany Muller One of the bedrocks of Donald Trump’s early and surprising success as a candidate was his staunch scorn for our broken campaign finance system. Before revelations of his illegal $25,000 donation and fundraiser for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi during her investigation of the Trump University scam, he admitted that he had […]

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With Hire of Bossie, Trump Doubles Down on Dysfunction, Abandons Facade of Reform

September 2, 2016

For Immediate Release Friday, September 2, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org End Citizens United Executive Director Tiffany Muller released the following statement on Donald Trump’s hiring of Citizens United President David Bossie: “With the announcement of David Bossie as one of the leaders of his campaign, it is abundantly clear that Donald Trump has no […]

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Sheldon Adelson Opens the Floodgates

August 31, 2016

Mega-donors have already bankrolled the highest levels of outside political spending in recorded history. This weekend, another billionaire opened his wallet for Republicans. Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who with his wife contributed over $100 million to help Republican candidates in 2012, has made his first reported large donation of the year. Two Republican operatives told […]

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Koch Ad Spending in 2016 Election Cracks $25 Million

August 31, 2016

Based on their latest FEC filings and on press accounts, Koch network groups have now spent more than $25 million on ads alone during this election. This figure does not incorporate the largely unknown and unreported millions of dollars that network ‘dark money’ groups like Americans for Prosperity, Generation Opportunity, and the LIBRE Initiative are spending on […]

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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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