End Citizens United (ECU) announced today that its network of grassroots members have raised $200,000 in small-dollar donations, with an average contribution of $8.04, for Conor Lamb since endorsing him in January.
“The difference between Conor and Representative Saccone is night and day. Conor has built a grassroots movement while Saccone has relied on the Washington establishment and corporate mega-donors to bankroll his campaign,” said ECU President Tiffany Muller. “Pennsylvania families deserve better than Saccone who’s already been bought and paid for by the special interests.”
On January 17, ECU became the first national group to endorse Lamb. ECU is also running $250,000 in television and online advertising contrasting Lamb’s integrity and decision to reject corporate PAC money with Saccone’s record of spending taxpayer money on himself. A recent ECU poll of the race has Lamb within two points of Saccone.
ECU’s grassroots network has played a vital role in the 2017 and 2018 special elections. In Alabama, ECU was the first national group to endorse Doug Jones, raising over $600,000 with an average donation of just $12. End Citizens United has 3,700 members in PA-18. The grassroots-funded political action committee (PAC) is dedicated to electing members of Congress who, like Lamb, will fight to get big money out of politics.