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Special Interest 101: A look into Saccone’s Corporate PAC Money

February 9, 2018

With voters fed up with the amount of special interest money in politics, a growing number of candidates are rejecting corporate PAC money, or all PAC money. And some are even out raising their incumbent opponents, as is the case in the PA-18 special election. In the PA-18 special election, candidate Rick Saccone served in […]

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In PA-18 Countdown: Counting Up Saccone’s Corporate PAC Money

February 9, 2018

      In his state and federal races, Saccone cashes in $39,000 from corporate PACs, Lamb refuses it With just over a month until the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional district, the race is shaping up to be a showdown between the grassroots and corporate special interests. In his state and federal races, Rick […]

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End Citizens United Endorses Andrew Janz Against Devin Nunes in CA-22

February 5, 2018

Janz, a prosecutor, is rejecting all corporate PAC money and is committed to reforming the rigged system in Washington  The infamous Congressman Nunes is undermining the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed Andrew Janz for Congress in California’s 22nd Congressional district. Janz is rejecting all corporate PAC […]

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Special Interest 101: How to calculate corporate PAC money

February 2, 2018

With voters fed up with the amount of special interest money in politics, a growing number of candidates are rejecting corporate PAC money, or all PAC money. And some are even out raising their incumbent opponents. There are many campaign finance watchdogs that classify contributions in different ways, such as Follow the Money, Maplight, and […]

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These Seven ECU Challengers Who Reject Corporate Money Just Outraised Their Incumbent Opponents

February 2, 2018

As voter desire to get big money out of politics grows, an increasing number of candidates are pledging not to take any corporate PAC money End Citizens United (ECU) today announced that seven of its endorsed candidates who are rejecting corporate special interest money have outraised their incumbent opponents, according to the latest FEC filings. Voter […]

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Phillips Campaign Announces $0 Raised from PACs and Special Interests in 2017

February 1, 2018

In MN-03, ECU-endorsed candidate Dean Phillips continues to show the power of the grassroots, raising over $1.2 million from individuals without a dime from special interest PACs or federal lobbyists. While Phillips has refused to accept any special interest or PAC money, Congressman Erik Paulsen received the majority of his contributions from special interests with […]

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IL-12: New Kelly Ad Spotlights Role of Big Money in Opioid Crisis

February 1, 2018

ECU endorsee is rejecting campaign contributions from Big Pharma Brendan Kelly, candidate for Illinois’ 12th Congressional district, released an ad today spotlighting the role of the pharmaceutical industry’s campaign contributions in perpetuating the opioid epidemic. “It’s the huge flood of money into our politics. Pharmaceutical companies give money to members of Congress and Congress then doesn’t […]

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Elissa Slotkin Outraises Mike Bishop, Second Quarter in a Row, With No Corporate Money

February 1, 2018

Bishop Facing Ongoing Criticism for Corporate Support HOLLY, MI – In a show of growing grassroots support, national security leader and Democratic candidate for Congress Elissa Slotkin raised more than $440,000 in her second fundraising quarter, outraising two-term incumbent Republican Mike Bishop by more than $132,000 from the period of October to December 2017. This marks […]

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Argus Leader: My Voice: Another chance to clean up state government

January 31, 2018

By: Lis Fricker In this time of heated political division, it seems that many Americans only agree on one thing: The need to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C. But Washington isn’t the only place that needs a breath of fresh air. Pierre is broken, too. The ink has barely dried on the Legislature’s “emergency” […]

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End Citizens United Endorses Max Rose for Congress in NY-11

January 31, 2018

Rose, a U.S. Army Veteran, joins a growing list of candidates taking a No Corporate PAC pledge End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed Army veteran Max Rose in New York’s 11th Congressional district. Rose is taking a No Corporate PAC pledge, refusing all corporate PAC money in his bid for Congress. “Max Rose is a […]

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