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Politico: Morning Score, Special Election Update

April 11, 2017

By: Kevin Robillard — DCCC launches radio ads, mail to boost Georgia turnout efforts: “The get-out-the-vote effort includes a six figure ad buy on seven Atlanta-based radio stations, including digital ads on their websites and on streaming services, and a five-figure buy on Pandora. The money aims to boost African-American turnout, which has averaged about 7 […]

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McClatchy: Democrats make last-minute pitch in big Georgia race

April 10, 2017

By: Alex Roarty A Democratic group is launching a new ad designed to help turn out the vote for Jon Ossoff, the marquee Democratic candidate in a Georgia special election that has captured nationwide attention as the nation’s first bellwether race since President Donald Trump took office. The ad, from End Citizens United, emphasizes Ossoff’s […]

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Common Dreams: Democratic Momentum in Georgia Race Signals Shifting Electoral Tide

April 10, 2017

By: Lauren McCauley In the closely-watched race for Georgia’s sixth district, said to be the first test of whether backlash against President Donald Trump will propel Democratic candidates to seize traditionally conservative seats, documentary filmmaker Jon Ossoff continues to gain ground, putting the GOP on the offensive in other pivotal local contests. After 10 days […]

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Corporations, Mega-donors Rejoice with Gorsuch Confirmation

April 7, 2017

ECU’s grassroots members pushed campaign finance reform to the forefront in Supreme Court battle Rules changed, concerns ignored, & millions spent to get Neil Gorsuch confirmed   Tiffany Muller, executive director of End Citizens United, released the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch. “Seventeen million dollars later, the corporate special interests […]

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ECU Statement on Senate Rule Change to Advance Gorsuch Nomination

April 6, 2017

Tiffany Muller, executive director of End Citizens United, released the following statement on the Republicans’ decision to invoke the “nuclear option” to pass cloture and move the Supreme Court nomination to a full vote on the Senate floor.    “A vote for Gorsuch is a vote to keep in place the rigged system in Washington where […]

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Common Dreams: NARAL Statement on GOP Decision to Blow Up the Senate for Donald Trump

April 6, 2017

By: NARAL Pro-Choice America Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, released the following statement in response to Senate Republicans’ decision to blow up the Senate for President Donald Trump. Seven in 10 Americans strongly object to Republican attempts to use political tactics to strong-arm Trump’s nominee through the confirmation process: “Through this entire nomination […]

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The Hill: Dem Ossoff raises $8.3M in Ga. House race

April 6, 2017

By: Lisa Hagen Democrat Jon Ossoff raised an eye-popping $8.3 million for his House campaign in a Georgia special election, according to a release from his campaign. Ossoff reportedly has $2.1 million in cash on hand going into the April 18 “jungle primary” to fill the seat left vacant by Health and Human Services Secretary […]

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Roll Call: Moderates Could Get More Attention in Post-Nuclear Senate

April 6, 2017

By: Niels Lesniewski As the Senate moves toward getting rid of the ability of 41 senators to block Supreme Court nominees, moderates could see their profiles rise in any post “nuclear option” reality with a renewed emphasis on party unity. Conventional wisdom is that presidents would be able to pick more stridently partisan nominees for the […]

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Medium: Gorsuch will Enable Trump, the Citizens United President

April 5, 2017

By: Tiffany Muller During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump called his opponents “puppets” of big donors and promised to forgo big money donations. Since then, he’s put on some puppet strings of his own. Trump has raked in millions in donations, Super PAC contributions, and secretive dark money spending from those same mega-donors, and he’s […]

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