Jason Kander’s voting rights group to merge with anti-Citizens United PAC

January 30, 2020

By Alex Roarty Two influential Democratic-aligned outside groups will officially merge Friday, forming what will likely be one of the party’s best-funded organizations focused on campaign finance reform and voting rights. The groups, End Citizens United and Let America Vote, have already begun to combine staff ahead of filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission […]

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Fighting Corruption Is The Most Electable Thing A Democrat Can Do In 2020

December 17, 2019

By Kevin Robillard Over the past year, every member of the often-ballooning and occasionally shrinking field of Democratic presidential candidates has tried to convince an uncommitted and nervous electorate that they are the candidate to defeat President Donald Trump. Every candidate has their own theory of how to effectively oust the incumbent. Former Vice President […]

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Complaint alleges McSally falling short on donor reporting

November 21, 2019

Associated Press Staff PHOENIX (AP) — A complaint filed with the Federal Elections Commission alleges Republican Sen. Martha McSally’s campaign hasn’t done enough to collect and report the occupation and employer for its contributors. The liberal political group End Citizens United said it plans to file the compliant on Thursday. Campaigns are required to make […]

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Exclusive: 2 Democrats are introducing a bill to ban corporate PACs

November 15, 2019

By Ella Nilsen Two moderate House Democrats are introducing a bill aiming to root out corporate influence where it currently thrives: Washington, DC. On Friday, Reps. Max Rose (NY) and Josh Harder (CA) will introduce the “Ban Corporate PACs Act,” which would ban for-profit corporations from being allowed to sponsor, operate, or fund PACs. Vox […]

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Iowans’ Views On Super PACs Could Hurt Candidates Who Take Support

November 15, 2019

By Nikoel Hytrek In late October, former Vice President Joe Biden indicated he would no longer oppose super PAC money for his campaign, breaking ranks with the majority of the Democratic field. Rejecting money from corporate Political Action Committees has been one of the major campaign promises for candidates in 2020, and it has inspired a […]

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Some Democrats see political system overhaul as winning 2020 issue

November 14, 2019

By Kate Ackley If Rep. Max Rose’s voters expected the freshman lawmaker from Staten Island, New York, to quiet down this election cycle about a major overhaul of the nation’s political system, they were mistaken. It was a centerpiece of the Democrat’s campaign-trail mantra in 2018. And now, as one of the most vulnerable incumbents in Congress, he’s […]

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End Citizens United endorses Kulkarni for TX-22

November 12, 2019

By Patrick Svitek First in The Blast: Democrat Sri Preston Kulkarni is getting a new national endorsement in his second bid for the 22nd U.S. Congressional District: End Citizens United, the group focused on campaign finance reform. “Sri Preston Kulkarni has dedicated his career to strengthening our democracy, and he’ll continue that fight in Congress,” ECU’s […]

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Lewiston Sun Journal: Tiffany Muller, in rebuttal: A win for democracy

November 4, 2019

In Washington, corporations and their political action committees dominate politics. During the 2018 election cycle, corporate PACs contributed $185 million to federal candidates. That’s 40% of all PAC giving, making them the largest source of PAC giving in the country. Unlike other PACs, corporate PACs are controlled by corporations and benefit from direct corporate money […]

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