“I’m honored to have End Citizens United’s endorsement and partnership in making our Congress work by making it work for us. I ran for Congress because I was tired of watching dark money grow, gerrymandering polarize our politics and the American people’s voices drowned out by special interests. Because I don’t take corporate PAC money, my campaign is powered by people who are sick and tired of these same failures in our system. I will continue to fight for them, and with End Citizens United, to clean up our democracy and make it truly one of, by and for the people.”
A national security expert fighting for his home district
Rep. Andy Kim (NJ-03) was elected to Congress in 2018 after serving as a national security expert at the Pentagon, Department of State, and White House National Security Council. In November, Kim beat incumbent Republican Tom MacArthur, infamous for his introduction of the MacArthur Amendment that would have stripped protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Kim represents a district on the New Jersey side of the Philadelphia suburbs, and serves on the House Armed Services and Small Business Committees.
A leader on campaign finance reform
Kim helped organize the letter to House leadership calling for democracy reform to be the first bill introduced in the new Congress, and signed on as an original co-sponsor to H.R. 1, the For the People Act. He rejects corporate PAC money and was an early and outspoken leader on campaign finance reform. As a member of Congress, Kim holds regular town halls and publicly posts his daily activities.
A critical re-election campaign
Andy Kim likely faces a difficult and expensive re-election fight, running in a district that Trump won by six points and is split between the NYC and Philadelphia media markets. The race is considered a Toss Up by major ratings outlets. Kim won his 2018 race by fewer than 4,000 votes, and has already been attacked by the NRCC and the Congressional Leadership Fund. End Citizens United spent almost $700,000 in support of Rep. Kim in 2018, and is committed to making sure he successfully defends his seat in 2020.
Candidate for Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District