Washington, DC. — End Citizens United (ECU) today announced its latest round of House and Senate endorsements for the 2018 cycle.
The full list of endorsed candidates includes: Senators Bill Nelson (FL), Joe Donnelly (IN), Angus King (ME), Amy Klobuchar (MN) and Martin Heinrich (NM); and Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09), Ami Bera (CA-07), Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) Ro Khanna (CA-17), Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01), Dave Loebsack (IA-02), Steny Hoyer (MD-05), Dan Kildee (MI-05), Rick Nolan (MN-08), Donald Norcross (NJ-01), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Brendan Boyle (PA-13), Joseph Crowley (NY-14), Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Donald McEachin (VA-04) and Rick Larsen (WA-02).
End Citizens United President and Executive Director Tiffany Muller shared the following statement about the announcement: “The corrosive and corrupting influence of Big Money is undermining our democratic elections by placing them in the hands of the highest bidders. But this team of leaders are working to take on the rigged system and putting pressure on Congress to reform our broken campaign finance system. Our grassroots members are eager and excited to get to work re-electing these proven champions of reform.”
End Citizens United will connect these campaigns with its local grassroots members in their states and districts as well as its 360,000 small-dollar national donors. In the recent election in Georgia, ECU’s members contributed $1.4 million, with an average donation of $14 to Jon Ossoff’s campaign. In 2016, ECU helped elect campaign finance reform champions New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan and Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto, both in battleground states, by exposing their opponents’ ties to special interests. In the 2018 election cycle, ECU is projected to raise $35 million from hundreds of thousands of grassroots small-dollar donors.
ECU is a grassroots-funded organization that is dedicated to electing members of Congress who will fight to overturn Citizens United and to pass campaign finance reform that will remove unlimited, undisclosed money from our political system. In the 2016 election cycle, ECU’s grassroots members displayed their strength, raising $25 million from 300,000 donors with a $14 average contribution. Founded two years ago, today the group has over three million members.
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