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Heller Took Big Money from the Gun Lobby. How Has He Returned the Favor?

November 1, 2017

Heller Has Benefited from $200,000 in Gun Lobby Cash Washington, DC — One month after the deadliest shooting in modern American history, Nevadans are still waiting for leadership from Senator Dean Heller. Heller, who may be best known for taking cues from his mega-donors rather than Nevadans, has a long history of opposing common-sense reforms that […]

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McClatchy: Most of Cruz’ campaign money comes from Texas

October 31, 2017

By: Andrea Drusch WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz’s opponents on the left and right have accused the senator of abandoning Texas to raise his national profile — but in the year after his failed presidential bid, he’s raised money primarily from his home state. Cruz has raised nearly $4.7 million since January. Seventy-seven percent of contributions of […]

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ECU to FEC: Increase Digital Disclosure to Protect our Elections

October 31, 2017

ECU to launch week-long grassroots campaign mobilizing members to submit comments with FEC Campaign comes on the heels of multiple indictments in Russia investigation; Capitol Hill hearings with tech giants   Washington, DC — Ahead of Twitter, Facebook and Google’s testimony in this week’s Congressional hearings on Russia’s meddling in last year’s election, End Citizens United (ECU) today launched […]

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ECU Statement on Manafort and Gates Indictments, Papadopoulos Guilty Plea

October 30, 2017

End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller today released the following statement in response to the recent indictments of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates and the guilty plea by Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos: “The chairman of the Trump campaign and his deputy have been charged with conspiracy against the […]

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ICYMI: New Washington Post Poll Reaffirms Voters Believe Money in Politics at the Root of Washington Dysfunction

October 30, 2017

The Washington Post and University of Maryland released a new poll over the weekend showing that a majority of Americans believe money in politics is at the root of Washington’s dysfunction. The latest poll is consistent with End Citizens United’s research, which shows money in politics is a top concern for voters and that the majority of Americans […]

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ECU, Civic Groups and Experts Call on Facebook, Google to Support Honest Ads Act

October 30, 2017

Washington, DC — End Citizens United (ECU) today, along with 16 civic groups and experts, sent letters to Facebook President and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google Co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, urging them to support the Honest Ads Act. The letters call on the social media and internet giants to take the necessary steps to ensure that their platforms […]

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ECU Statement on Koch Network Ad Buy Against Tammy Baldwin

October 26, 2017

Following the $1.6 million ad buy from the Koch brothers backed network attacking Tammy Baldwin, Adam Bozzi, Communications Director at End Citizens United released the following statement: “Throughout her career, Senator Tammy Baldwin has fought for tax cuts for the middle class and to make sure hard-working Wisconsin families have a fair shot. The Koch brothers’ smear campaign […]

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Politics PA: End Citizens United Announced Two Endorsements in Pennsylvania

October 25, 2017

By: Paul Engelkemier End Citizens United, a Democratic PAC that pushes to change the way campaigns are financed, announced a round of 10 Congressional endorsements including Christina Hartman and state Senator Daylin Leach.  Hartman is running in the 16th Congressional district, and Leach is running in the 7th Congressional district.   “Each of these candidates has […]

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Politico Pro: End Citizens United endorses 10 more House candidates

October 25, 2017

By: Elena Schneider End Citizens United rolled out another round of endorsements for 10 Democratic House candidates, weighing in on several first- and second-tier House races. The progressive group is backing a handful of battleground Democrats, including Angie Craig (MN-02), Susie Lee (NV-03) and Abby Finkenauer (IA-01). End Citizens United also endorsed several House candidates in […]

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NJ.com: For MacArthur opponent, more help is on the way

October 25, 2017

By: The Auditor Andy Kim, the former White House national security adviser taking on Rep. Tom MacArthur in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District, picked up the endorsement of a second progressive fundraising group. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee made Kim one of its first three endorsed Democratic congressional candidates for 2018. The PCCC, which supports expanding Social Security […]

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