The Washington Post: The GOP is buying the House. Literally.

September 26, 2018

By: Dana Milbank If Republicans succeed in keeping the House in November, it will have been bought for them by corporations and the rich — quite literally. President Trump recast the Republican Party as a vehicle for the forgotten man. But these putative populists passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut that, according to a poll this month for the […]

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Burlington County Times: Democrat Andy Kim takes campaign finance reform talk to Republican Tom MacArthur’s offices

September 24, 2018

By: David Levinsky EVESHAM — Democratic congressional candidate Andy Kim added some new promises to his campaign to reduce “big money” corporate influence in Washington on Monday, as he brought his battle for New Jersey’s 3rd District seat to his Republican opponent’s doorstep. Kim, who’s believed to be running neck and neck against Republican incumbent […]

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New Jersey Globe: Kim announces campaign finance platform

September 24, 2018

By: Nikita Biryukov Andy Kim on Monday announced a slate of campaign finance reforms he’ll seek if elected to fill the seat currently held by Rep. Tom MacArthur. Among the Kim’s proposals were ones to ban campaign contributions to legislators from industries that those legislators regulate, institute a statutory requirement for members of Congress to put […]

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Pod Save America Digs Into No Corporate PAC Trend

August 14, 2018

ICYMI – On today’s episode of Pod Save America, hosts Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor discuss the powerful political message candidates can send to voters by rejecting corporate PAC money and the important policy implications for getting corporate money out of politics. LISTEN at 23:50: Pod Save America – “The White Nationalist Variety Hour” [August 14, […]

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Op-ed: The Hill: Kavanaugh nomination a make or break moment to repeal Citizens United

August 9, 2018

Today, former Congressman Ron Barber, a member of ECU’s board of directors, and Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) penned a joint op-ed looking at the disastrous impact Judge Kavanaugh could have on our democracy by allowing special interests to spend more money with less transparency and accountability in our elections. Op-ed: The Hill: Kavanaugh nomination a make […]

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ICYMI: Rep. Schneider Introduces Prohibiting Perks and Privileges Act

August 3, 2018

End Citizens United applauds Rep. Brad Schneider for introducing the Prohibiting Perks and Privileges Act. The bill would prevent former Members of Congress who become lobbyists from taking advantage of congressional benefits, strengthen transparency requirements, and help ensure responsible use of taxpayer-funded travel. —– Schneider Introduces Bill to Prevent Former Members of Congress who Lobby […]

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AP: Corporate donations are new test for Democratic candidates

August 2, 2018

If you only read one thing today, it should be this AP story about the movement to reject corporate PAC money in the Democratic party. Key Points: Long considered a peripheral issue in midterm elections, money in politics is emerging as a new litmus test for Democratic candidates. In ads, stump speeches and debates, scores of politicians […]

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