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City Pages: Jason Lewis Replaces Paul Ryan as Top 20 Most Purchasable Congressmen

July 3, 2018

City Pages today spotlighted Representative Jason Lewis’ penchant for taking special interest money and voting against his constituents’ interests. Lewis’ record of doing the bidding of his donors at the expense of Minnesotans earned him a spot on End Citizens United’s Big Money 20, a list that represents the worst of Washington’s rigged system. City Pages: Jason […]

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Daily Beast Poll Finds Money in Politics Top Concern for SCOTUS Nominee

July 3, 2018

According to a new Daily Beast/Ipsos poll, the role of money in politics is the number one concern for a majority of Americans as Trump considers his next Supreme Court nominee. The results echo last week’s bipartisan poll conducted by the George W. Bush Institute, the University of Pennsylvania’s Biden Center and Freedom House which found that […]

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MN-03: Phillips Spotlights No PAC Commitment, Reform in WCCO Interview

July 2, 2018

Dean Phillips, candidate for Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District, highlighted his platform to unrig Washington and get money out of politics in an interview with WCCO CBS Minnesota yesterday. Phillips discussed his challenge to Congressman Paulsen to sign the “The Minnesota Way” pledge, a commitment to keep special interest money out of the MN-3 race and be accessible to voters. Phillips is […]

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WA-05: Brown Highlights Rejection of Corporate PAC Money in New Ad

July 2, 2018

ECU endorsed candidate Lisa Brown (WA-05) has released a new ad spotlighting her commitment to curbing the influence of Big Money in Congress and her decision to reject corporate PAC money. “Well the D.C. dark money insiders have set up shop in Eastern Washington. They’re here to run millions of dollars in negative ads just to tear […]

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End Citizens United Endorses Three New Reform Candidates for Congress

June 29, 2018

Washington, D.C. — End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed three new candidates running for House, all of whom are committed to getting Big Money out of politics. The endorsed candidates are: Josh Harder (CA-10), Katie Hill (CA-25), and Steven Horsford (NV-04). “Americans are fed up with the rigged system in Washington where mega-donors and special interests […]

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NEW POLL: CA-22 Race Within Eight Points

June 28, 2018

In a heavily Republican district, Andrew Janz trails incumbent Devin Nunes by eight points, 41 – 49 percent Washington, D.C. – A new poll commissioned by End Citizens United (ECU) and conducted by PPP, shows Andrew Janz, candidate for California’s 22nd Congressional District, trailing Congressman Devin Nunes by eight points, 41 to 49 percent. “Californians […]

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ECU & CAP Encourage Democrats to Reject Corporate PAC Money

June 28, 2018

Change is never easy—in our personal lives, in business and certainly in politics. But Democrats have a golden opportunity to be the party that breaks up the status quo. Democrats can change how they are perceived by the public in order to both win more elections and begin restoring trust in our government. In more […]

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CO-06: Stand Up to Trump? Coffman Votes with Him 95% of the Time

June 28, 2018

Following Jason Crow’s strong showing in Tuesday’s primary, End Citizens United (ECU) is putting the spotlight on his opponent Congressman Mike Coffman. ECU named Coffman to its Big Money 20, a list of the group’s top targets to defeat because they put the interests of donors ahead of their constituents. Facing a formidable challenger in first-time candidate and […]

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End Citizens United Applauds ‘By The People’ Reform Package

June 28, 2018

Proposals aimed at fixing our broken campaign finance system, strengthening ethics laws, and empowering voters End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller released the following statement applauding the introduction of the By The People reform package sponsored by Representative John Sarbanes (MD-03), Chair of the Democracy Reform Task Force and co-sponsored by 162 House members: “The American people are tired of […]

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