Tillis trails Democratic Senate challenger by 2 points: poll

September 18, 2019

By Max Greenwood Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) is narrowly trailing his potential Democratic opponent Cal Cunningham in North Carolina’s closely watched Senate race, according to a new poll released first to The Hill on Wednesday. The poll, conducted by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) and commissioned by the Democratic outside group End Citizens United, […]

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Warren and Trump Speeches Lay Out Competing Visions of Populism

September 17, 2019

By Alexander Burns Senator Elizabeth Warren stood beneath a marble arch in New York City, telling a crowd of thousands that she would lead a movement to purge the government of corruption. Not far from the site of a historic industrial disaster, Ms. Warren described Washington as utterly compromised by the influence of corporations and the […]

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Senator Collins Voted to Protect Dark Money, Now Decries its Influence

August 14, 2019

Collins voted against the DISCLOSE Act, legislation that would shine a light on dark money After spending two decades in Washington and voting against major transparency legislation, Senator Susan Collins is now decrying the influence of groups that can spend unlimited, undisclosed money in politics, also known as “dark money” groups. In a Lewiston Sun […]

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Seven 2020 Democrats Pledge to Focus First Bill on Fighting Corruption

July 29, 2019

By Alexander Burns Seven Democratic presidential candidates, including Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., have promised that their first legislation as president would be an ambitious clean-government bill, earning their campaigns an influential reform group’s stamp of approval. End Citizens United, a grass-roots advocacy group that played a […]

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Vulnerable Democrats hoard campaign cash for 2020 House battle

July 18, 2019

By Zach Montellaro and Sarah Ferris Neither two dozen presidential candidates nor post-2018 complacency could slow the torrent of campaign cash raised by the congressional Democrats who delivered the House majority last year. Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission ahead of this week’s deadline show Democrats stockpiling cash to protect their 19-seat majority — […]

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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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