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End Citizens United Makes First State-Level Endorsements

Jul 11, 2018

ECU-affiliate, Fight for Reform, to connect local grassroots members with endorsed candidates running for state-level office

Washington, D.C.
 — End Citizens United (ECU) today announced it is endorsing state-level candidates for the first time. The grassroots campaign finance reform group is backing nine reformers in six states.

The full list of endorsements includes:

January Contreras, candidate for Arizona Attorney General

Katie Hobbs, candidate for Arizona Secretary of State

Jena Griswold, candidate for Colorado Secretary of State

Deidre DeJear, candidate for Iowa Secretary of State

Jocelyn Benson, candidate for Michigan Secretary of State

Maggie Toulouse Oliver, incumbent candidate for New Mexico Secretary of State

Kathleen Clyde, candidate for Ohio Secretary of State

Steve Dettelbach, candidate for Ohio Attorney General

Zack Space, candidate for Ohio Auditor

“The corrosive and corrupting influence of Big Money in politics is not just a national epidemic; it’s infiltrating state and local politics, too,” said ECU President Tiffany Muller. “With Washington mired in gridlock and dysfunction, states can serve as a model for reform. These candidates can play pivotal roles in bringing more transparency and accountability to elections, so that government is more responsive to the people. ECU is proud to lend our grassroots support to these reformers and to help them win in November.”

ECU was established in March 2015 to counter the harmful effects of Citizens United and reform our campaign finance system. Its affiliated project, Fight for Reform (FFR), focuses on bringing transparency and accountability to state and local elections around the country. ECU will connect its grassroots activists and donors with these candidates.


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