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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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Politico: Morning Score

April 5, 2017

By: Elena Schneider Q1 FILINGS — Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp raised $1.6 million, has over $2 million on hand: It’s a first-quarter-of-the-off-year record in North Dakota (something you may be hearing a lot this year, as both parties’ fired-up bases attack records like ‘roided-up East German shot putters). Still: “The disclosure suggests Heitkamp, who will […]

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ECU Projects $35 Million Raise for 2018 Cycle

April 4, 2017

Campaign Finance Reform PAC Entirely Funded by Small-Dollar Donors Kicks-off Q1 with $4 Million Raised; $12 Average Contribution   End Citizens United (ECU) today announced that it will raise $35 million for the 2018 cycle, surpassing the $25 million it raised for the 2016 elections. As a political action committee entirely funded by low-dollar, grassroots […]

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ECU: Tester Sides with Montana Families in Opposition to Gorsuch

April 3, 2017

Cites Gorsuch’s extreme position on money in politics; ruling that corporations are people Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court has a record of putting corporations’ interests ahead of people   End Citizens United Executive Director Tiffany Muller released the following statement on Senator Jon Tester’s announcement that he will oppose Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s nominee […]

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Daily Kos: ‘People’s Filibuster’ turns out in 14 cities to urge that nominee Neil Gorsuch be rejected

April 1, 2017

By: Meteor Blades Lauren McCauley at CommonDreams writes: “… Gorsuch has ‘refused to outright state his stance on critical Supreme Court decisions certain to face challenges in upcoming years, such as Roe v. Wade.” However, many are concerned about the ultra-conservative, dark money groups backing his confirmation and what that could mean for the balance of the U.S. […]

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Representatives Titus, Kihuen Rally with End Citizens United as Part of National Day of Action

April 1, 2017

LAS VEGAS, Nv – Today, Nevada Representatives Dina Titus (NV-1) and Ruben Kihuen (NV-4) joined with former Arizona Congressman Ron Barber (AZ-2) to rally with End Citizens United in Las Vegas in opposition to Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. The rally, part of the national day of action organized by The People’s Defense, comes […]

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The Hill: Shaun McCutcheon misstates his case for Judge Neil Gorsuch

March 31, 2017

By: Tiffany Muller  In his piece advocating for Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court this week, Shaun McCutcheon writes that the Supreme Court case named after him “empowers voters.” It’s a ridiculous, but unsurprising, claim. The decision was entirely about allowing a handful of big political donors to gain even more influence over our […]

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