Dean Heller

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, Senator Dean Heller has chosen his mega-donors time and again.

  • After promising to protect health care for the most vulnerable Nevadans, Heller caved to pressure from his mega-donors and voted for health care repeal. Heller, who has a penchant for succumbing to pressure from his mega-donor backers, has long been a destination for special interests looking to buy influence in Congress.
  • He protected Wall Street and the banking industry after lining his pockets with their money by opposing tougher rules after the financial crisis and fighting to repeal Wall Street oversight reforms. In July, Heller championed a bill that allows financial industry giants to deceive consumers with fine print agreements, stripping them of their right to collectively sue for wrongdoing.
  • Heller voted for the tax bill, the top priority for Republican mega-donors. Most taxpayers earning less than $75,000 would be worse off by 2027, while half of the benefits would go to the top five percent in the country.
  • Heller voted against the 2010 DISCLOSE Act, which required secret money groups to disclose their donors when they engage in any political activity.

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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