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End Citizens United Endorses Jaime Harrison for U.S. Senate

Dec 04, 2019

Harrison has made anti-corruption and government reform a cornerstone of his campaign

End Citizens United (ECU) endorsed Jaime Harrison for U.S. Senate in South Carolina. Harrison is proving his commitment to fighting corruption in Washington and getting big money out of politics by building a grassroots movement powered by small-dollar donors.

“Jaime Harrison is dedicated to fighting for South Carolinians,” said End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller. “Senator Lindsey Graham can’t say the same. Graham has done the bidding of corporate special interests that have funded his campaigns since he arrived in Washington. Graham claimed he’d support overturning Citizens United but has failed to support a single bill to do so. Unlike Sen. Graham, Jaime Harrison will fight for South Carolinians’ interests every day. End Citizens United is proud to endorse Jaime Harrison, and we look forward to helping him win.”

“Sen. Lindsey Graham epitomizes why people hate politics and don’t trust politicians,” said Jaime Harrison. “Lindsey Graham continues to put his own Washington political influence ahead of millions of South Carolinians. He is more focused on helping big corporations and billionaires with massive tax breaks while leaving the hardworking people of South Carolina behind. I am running to restore hope into the lives of South Carolinians, and I will always put the interests of South Carolinians ahead of corporate and political special interests.”

Over the course of his career, Senator Lindsey Graham has sold out to corporate special interests:

  • Graham received $2.2 million from Wall Street and voted for tax cuts that benefited corporations while increasing the long term tax burden on low-income and middle-class families.

  • Graham has taken more than $290,000 from the oil and gas industry over the course of his career and supports letting South Carolina allow companies drill off the South Carolina coast.

new bipartisan poll shows that a majority of voters see corruption in the political system as the most serious problem facing the country, especially among independents. The poll also finds that unlimited, undisclosed political contributions and the influence of big money in politics are seen as major problems. 60 percent of voters believe that the amount of corporate special interest money in politics affects their lives and 83 percent of voters support disclosure of contributions engaged in electoral politics.

ECU is dedicated to getting Big Money out of politics and fixing the rigged system in Washington D.C. so government works for all Americans. The reform group has four million members nationwide, including 32,000 in South Carolina, and is entirely grassroots-funded with an average donation of just $14.