Darrell Issa

The Big Money 20 are incumbents who represent the worst of Washington’s rigged system. They do the bidding of special interests like drug companies, Big Oil, Wall Street, and others with deep pockets while also voting to stack the deck in their favor – at the expense of the American people.

When it comes to choosing between the greed of his mega-donors or the needs of his constituents, Congressman Darrell Issa has chosen his mega-donors time and again.

  • Issa had once been a strong supporter of online privacy but flipped his position after receiving a whopping $82,225 from the telecom industry in 2016.
  • In 2017, Issa returned the favor and voted against consumer protections that stopped internet providers from selling a consumer’s personal information without the consumer’s permission. Issa even received $7,000 from groups lobbying on the bill before his vote.
  • Issa voted for a bill backed by the mega-donor Koch brothers that seeks to keep California voters in the dark about funding sources for secret money organizations. He also voted to block a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

The only way to stop this cycle of pay-to-play politics is to defeat the politicians who are bought by the special interests and rig the system in their favor. End Citizens United has made the Big Money 20 a priority for its $35 million campaign to throw these incumbents out of office and elect reformers who will put focus on all of us, not those who write the biggest checks.

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