End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed Brendan Kelly for Congress in Illinois’ 12th Congressional district.
“Too many members of Congress, like Representative Mike Bost, are wearing earmuffs made of special interest money. They’re not listening to the people they were elected to represent,” said End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller. “Brendan Kelly is committed to getting unlimited and secret special interest money out of politics so that everyday Americans can have their voices heard. Voters in the district are searching for a leader who will work to unrig the system. We look forward to connecting our grassroots members with Brendan’s campaign to help him win this pivotal seat next November.”
“The powerful few have a vested interest in seeing us divided and distracted and the flood of unlimited, dark and foreign money into campaigns threatens our faith in democracy,” said Brendan Kelly. “I hear what the people of Southern Illinois are saying loud and clear: it’s time to end the destructive influence of unlimited money in politics before it destroys the country. Together, Ends Citizens United and the Kelly Coalition will stop the rot.”
Brendan Kelly’s candidacy stands in marked contrast to Representative Bost’, whose name epitomizes the influence of Big Money in politics. While Bost looks out for the interests of his mega-donors, Kelly, a committed reformer, will fight to unrig the broken system and get Congress working for everyday American families.
ECU’s endorsement will help Kelly compete with high-spending special interests by connecting him with its 4,800 grassroots members in IL-12, as well as its national network of 380,000 small-dollar donors. With an average donation of $14, ECU is projected to raise $35 million for the 2018 election cycle.
ECU is a grassroots fueled organization giving a voice to millions of American families. The group is dedicated to overturning Citizens United and passing meaningful campaign finance reform that will return the power of government to the people.
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