End Citizens United calls on DNC to hold anti-corruption debate

July 12, 2019

By Alex Gangitano A left-leaning campaign finance group is urging the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to hold a debate focused entirely on reforms to the U.S. political system. End Citizens United president Tiffany Muller wrote to DNC chairman Tom Perez on Wednesday asking the party to give similar consideration to the idea after it recently mulled hosting a […]

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National Political Action Committee Targets Rep. Hunter for Defeat in 2020

July 11, 2019

By Chris Jennewein An influential national political action committee announced Wednesday that embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter is one of 20 incumbents it will seek to defeat in 2020. Washington, DC-based End Citizens United named Hunter to its “Big Money 20″ list, which targets lawmakers who receive significant campaign donations from corporations. Other targets on the list include Sen. Joni Ernst […]

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End Citizens United group adds Ross Spano to its 2020 take-down list

July 11, 2019

By Janelle Irwin Taylor The group End Citizens United is adding Congressman Ross Spano to its “Big Money 20” list in hopes of toppling the first-term U.S. Representative next year. The Big Money 20 campaign focuses on “defeating incumbents who benefit most from the corrupt establishment in Washington.” They think Spano fits that bill quite nicely. The group plans […]

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End Citizens United puts Cornyn, Hurd on target list

July 11, 2019

By Patrick Svitek New this morning: A national Democratic group is honing in on two Texas Republicans with a focus on campaign finance. End Citizens United is putting U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Will Hurd to its Big Money 20 target list, highlighting the seven-figure totals that each lawmaker has taken from corporate PACs over their political careers. And the […]

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PAC backing Democrat Greenfield targets Ernst

July 11, 2019

By James Q. Lynch Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Theresa Greenfield, who has pledged not to take corporate political action committee (PAC) money, has been endorsed by End Citizens United. The PAC, which raised $44 million in the last election cycle, said Greenfield’s pledge highlights her commitment to reforming a broken system and taking on special […]

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End Citizens United names first 12 Republican targets for 2020

July 10, 2019

By Simone Pathé End Citizens United, a liberal PAC that was a major player in last year’s midterms, announced Wednesday its top targets for 2020. The initial list of targets, dubbed the “Big Money 20” and obtained first by CQ Roll Call, includes 12 Republican incumbents — five senators and seven House members. Founded in […]

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Reformers push Dems to adopt sweeping anti-corruption platform in 2020

July 9, 2019

By Maggie Severns As Democratic presidential candidates swear off super PACs and corporate PAC money, a campaign finance reform group is pushing them to take things a step further by using anti-corruption messages to campaign against President Donald Trump and pledging to make ethics reform an early priority in the White House. End Citizens United, […]

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Democrats plot strategy to win back Senate

June 27, 2019

By Reid Wilson Democrats planning their bid to win back control of the Senate will run hard against the Washington swamp next year, repurposing one of President Trump’s most effective campaign messages from the 2016 election as their own. Top party operatives are poll-testing messages aimed at winning over voters who are fed up with […]

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Mitch McConnell Will Be The Boogeyman Of The 2020 Elections

June 25, 2019

Democrats are preparing to make Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a central villain of their push to win total control of Congress in 2020, an effort top advisers to the Kentucky Republican say will only further his efforts to become a conservative hero. “Mitch McConnell is a transcendent figure in American politics; he is a […]

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