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One Nation Goes Dark(er)

October 28, 2016

One Nation, a Republican dark money “nonprofit” focused on Senate races, has spent nearly $30 million on TV ads since its reboot in May 2015 – all without disclosing its billionaire donors. Now, it has taken its abuse of our campaign finance system to new lows. CNN reported that the group has donated $11 million directly to the Senate […]

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NY-19: ECU Poll Finds Teachout Ahead 44-41

October 26, 2016

For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi adam@endcitizensunited.org   A poll of voters in New York’s 19th Congressional District commissioned by End Citizens United shows Zephyr Teachout with a three-point lead over John Faso, 44 percent to 41 percent. The poll, conducted by PPP, also shows Hillary Clinton tied with Donald Trump […]

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Telegraph Exposes Pro-Trump Super PAC Scheme to Illegally Raise Foreign Money

October 24, 2016

An investigation by Telegraph reporters has demonstrated that a pro-Donald Trump Super PAC attempted to launder illegal foreign donations through dark money nonprofits. The reporters, who posed as representatives of a Chinese donor, were promised by senior Super PAC staffers with close ties to Trump that the donor’s wishes would be “whispered in [Trump’s] ear whenever […]

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New ECU Ad: Catherine Cortez Masto – Standing for Opportunity

October 21, 2016

For Immediate Release Friday, October 21, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org End Citizens United (ECU) today announced that it’s launching a new digital ad in Nevada. The ad, backed by $250,000, highlights Catherine Cortez Masto’s support for opportunity for all Nevadans. In the Senate, Cortez Masto will fight for immigration reform, which Congressman Joe Heck opposed and […]

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End Citizens United Statement on Tonight’s Presidential Debate

October 20, 2016

For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org End Citizens United Executive Director Tiffany Muller released the following statement in reaction to the third and final presidential debate: “Once again, we saw the stark contrast between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.  In her first answer tonight, Hillary Clinton made clear that we need a Supreme Court that ‘stands on […]

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New ECU Wisconsin Senate Poll: Feingold Ahead by Six

October 19, 2016

For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org A poll of Wisconsin voters conducted for End Citizens United by PPP shows Russ Feingold with a six-point lead over Ron Johnson in the race for U.S. Senate.  Feingold leads with 47 percent to Johnson’s 41 percent. In the presidential race, Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump […]

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New ECU Ad: Toomey Looking Out for the Banks, at the Expense of Pennsylvanians

October 19, 2016

For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org End Citizens United (ECU) today announced that it is launching a new ad in Pennsylvania exposing Senator Pat Toomey’s history and record of looking out for the banks and not Pennsylvania families. As a bank owner, Toomey’s bank used predatory foreclosure tactics to try to take […]

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Trump “Reform” Proposal Lacks Substance on Campaign Finance

October 18, 2016

For Immediate Release Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org End Citizens United Executive Director Tiffany Muller released the following statement on the absence of serious campaign finance reform proposals in the Trump campaign’s so-called ethics proposal. “With 21 days until the election, Donald Trump still has not released a campaign finance reform plan.  His so-called ethics proposal includes nothing […]

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Blunt’s Lobbyist/Alter-Ego Helps Fund Weekends in South Carolina, along with Super PAC Bailing Out Failing Campaign

October 13, 2016

For Immediate Release Thursday, October 13, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org Senator Roy Blunt’s cozy relationship with lobbyists just got cozier. Over the years, Gregg Hartley, lobbyist and former chief of staff to Blunt, has lobbied Congress on dozens of issues and, along with his wife, has given Blunt tens of thousands of dollars for his campaigns. Now, Hartley, […]

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