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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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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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Sanders to aid Democrat Zephyr Teachout in House race

August 26, 2016

By: Kim Chipman & Greg Giroux NV: End Citizens United, group advocating for greater disclosure of how campaigns financed, released TV ad saying GOP Rep. Joe Heck benefited from $5.3 million in political spending “from secret sources, corporations, and the billionaire Koch brothers,” also “voted to keep the piles of secret money coming” The $5.3 million figure […]

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How New Hampshire can Help Fix Washington

August 26, 2016

By: Tiffany Muller New Hampshire families don’t have much patience for Washington, D.C. Dysfunction has paralyzed Congress.  It’s failed to pass a budget, it can’t agree on an energy plan, and it won’t even hold a hearing on a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.  It’s gotten so bad that the Centers for Disease Control can’t […]

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New Ad Targets Heck on Dark Money

August 25, 2016

By: Jon Ralston The outside ad campaign in Nevada’s Senate race continues today with a new spot from a group advocating campaign finance reform. The commercial, which you can see below from End Citizens United, builds on a previous ad assailing Rep. Joe Heck for taking dark money and for supporting the practice. The $1.5 million […]

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New End Citizens United Ad: Heck Votes to Keep Millions in Political Spending Secret

August 25, 2016

For Immediate Release Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org End Citizens United launched its second ad in Nevada today highlighting the mountain of anonymous money special interests spend to elect Congressman Joe Heck, and Heck’s votes to keep the sources of that money secret. Heck has benefited from $5.3 million in anonymous […]

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End Citizens United Endorses Stephanie Murphy for Congress

August 25, 2016

For Immediate Release Thursday, August 25, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org End Citizens United has officially endorsed Stephanie Murphy for Congress. Murphy is running to represent Florida’s 7th Congressional District. End Citizens United (ECU) is a grassroots-funded organization that is dedicated to electing members of Congress who, like Murphy, will fight to overturn Citizens United […]

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