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KS-03: Welder Highlights Corporate Money Ban in First Ad

July 17, 2018

In the first television ad of his campaign, Brent Welder, End Citizens United endorsed candidate for Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, highlights his work writing “the democratic amendment to ban corporate money from campaigns” and fighting the corrupt system in Washington. Welder is among a wave of candidates this cycle who are refusing to take corporate PAC money […]

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Elko Daily Free Press: Letter: Congress needs to pass DISCLOSE Act

July 17, 2018

Yesterday, End Citizens United (ECU) President Tiffany Muller rebuked Thomas Mitchell’s latest column in the Elko Daily Free Press for his criticism of the DISCLOSE Act. In a letter to the editor, Muller touts the DISCLOSE Act as a critical step in advancing donor disclosure and restoring transparency in our elections. Elko Daily Free Press: Letter: Congress […]

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ECU Condemns IRS, Trump, GOP for Crippling Disclosure Requirements

July 17, 2018

ECU President Tiffany Muller released the following statement on the IRS 501(c)(4) rule change, GOP efforts to repeal the Johnson Amendment, and House Republicans’ rejection of the DISCLOSE Act: “It shouldn’t be a surprise that the American people believe the system is rigged in favor of Big Money special interests. Over the past week, President Trump, the IRS, […]

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End Citizens United Endorses Senator Tina Smith

July 17, 2018

End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed Senator Tina Smith for U.S. Senate. A critic of the Citizens United decision, Smith is committed to curbing the undue influence of Big Money in politics. ECU also applauds Smith for opposing Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. “Senator Smith understands that special interests have far too much influence in our elections, […]

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Q2: 33 No Corporate PAC Candidates Outraise Incumbent Opponents, 14 Announce Million-Dollar-Plus Hauls

July 16, 2018

58 percent of all Democratic House challengers who outraised their opponents reject corporate PAC money In the second quarter of 2018, 32 no corporate PAC candidates outraised their GOP incumbent opponents. Additionally, at least 14 House challengers rejecting corporate PAC money have announced million-dollar-plus hauls in Q2. As Politico noted, “there is no historical parallel to this class […]

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End Citizens United Endorses Five Reformers for Congress

July 16, 2018

Coinciding with endorsement, candidates announce rejection of corporate PAC money Washington, D.C. — End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed five new candidates running for U.S. Congress, all of whom are also announcing that they are rejecting corporate PAC money in their campaigns. The endorsed candidates are: Josh Welle (NJ-04), Tedra Cobb (NY-21), Dana Balter (NY-24), George Scott (PA-10), and Ron DiNicola (PA-16). “Americans […]

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End Citizens United Calls on FCC to Investigate Judicial Crisis Network for Violation of Caller ID Laws in Indiana

July 16, 2018

Judicial Crisis Network, the dark money group supporting Kavanaugh, sent text messages to Hoosiers under the guise of communication from Senator Donnelly   End Citizens United (ECU) today said the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should investigate the Judicial Crisis Network for a potential violation of federal consumer protection laws. As reported in the IndyStar, the Judicial […]

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Daily Beast: GOP Senate Hopeful Cooks Books, Skirts Donation Limits

July 12, 2018

Matt Rosendale’s end-run around campaign finance laws is sketchy, slimy, and downright unethical. Maryland Matt’s flagrant attempt at skirting the rules stands in stark contrast to Montana’s proud tradition of good government, fair elections, and a commitment to transparency. Daily Beast: GOP Senate Hopeful Cooks Books, Skirts Donation Limits Lachlan Markay, Daily Beast 12 July 2018 […]

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SC-01: Joe Cunningham Highlights Ethics Plan

July 12, 2018

Joe Cunningham, candidate for SC-01, is highlighting his comprehensive ethics plan today to clean up elections and unrig the system in Washington. Cunningham is endorsed by End Citizens United and running his campaign without a dime of PAC money. Joe Cunningham’s Ethics Reform Plan 1. Term Limits for All Members of Congress Get rid of […]

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Rep. Poliquin Lands Spot on Big Money 20

July 11, 2018

Big Money 20 members are top targets for End Citizens United in 2018 End Citizens United (ECU) today named Rep. Bruce Poliquin as the latest member of its Big Money 20, a list of the group’s top targets to defeat in November. The Big Money 20 represents the worst of Washington’s rigged system – politicians who […]

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