October 13, 2016 / Election 2018

ECU Launches $5 Million Swing State Program in Campaign’s Final Weeks to Elect Reformers

For Immediate Release
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org

End Citizens United (ECU) has launched a nearly $5 million program that will last through Election Day to elect candidates who support campaign finance reform.

“With new momentum behind Democrats across the country, ECU will help ensure we elect reformers who will work with President Hillary Clinton to overturn Citizens United,” said ECU Executive Director Tiffany Muller.  “We’re investing in key states on behalf of candidates who will stand up to the powerful special interests and restore the American people’s voice in our democracy.”

End Citizens United is investing $4.7 million in U.S. Senate and House races through its independent expenditure (IE) across the country over the final four weeks of the campaign, beginning with an ad that went on the air this week in Missouri that exposes even more revelations about Roy Blunt’s cozy relationship with lobbyists.

The full details of the program include:

Pennsylvania Senate: $1,100,000

  • Television
  • Digital
  • Mail

Missouri Senate: $900,000

  • Television
  • Digital

North Carolina Senate: $900,000

  • Television
  • Digital

Nevada Senate: $400,000

  • Digital
  • Mail

New Hampshire Senate: $400,000

  • Digital
  • Mail

U.S. House: $970,000

  • ECU will invest $970,000 across various U.S. House races.

This cycle, End Citizens United has already aired ads in Missouri, New Hampshire, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Maine’s second congressional district, and New York’s 19th congressional district as well as a digital ad in Illinois tenth congressional district.  Earlier in the year it aired issues ads in New Hampshire, Iowa, Ohio, and Missouri.

End Citizens United, a grassroots funded traditional political action committee (PAC), was established in March 2015 to counter the disastrous effects of Citizens United and reform our campaign finance system. To date, more than 1.5 million grassroots members from every state and territory have taken action to support End Citizens United.

Read more on ECU from the San Francisco Chronicle: End Citizens United Aggressively Seeks Campaign Finance Reform.

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