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New ECU Ad: Susan Collins Collected “The Most Corporate PAC Money in Maine History”

Jun 01, 2020

Money changes everything, even Susan Collins

This is End Citizens United’s First Broadcast TV Ad of the 2020 Cycle

Today, End Citizens United launched its first broadcast television ad of the 2020 cycle, “Changes.” The ad holds Susan Collins accountable for her vote to slash taxes for corporate special interests and for taking the most corporate PAC money in Maine’s history. Over the course of her career, Collins has taken over $5.7 million from corporate PACs.

“Mainers have had a front row seat to history as Senator Collins raked in $5.7 million in corporate PAC money during her twenty-three years in Washington,” said End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller. “All that corporate PAC money helps explain why she would vote to slash taxes for Wall Street and big corporations while Maine families saw their taxes hiked. The truth is that money changes everything, even Susan Collins.”

The ad will run on broadcast TV in the Portland, Bangor, and Presque Isle media markets as part of a $2 million advertising campaign.

Full script below:

This is Wall Street. This is Maine. Susan Collins once promised to put Maine first. 

But now she’s collected 2.2 million dollars from Wall Street.

And the most corporate PAC money in Maine history. 

And Collins voted to give Wall Street 18 billion in tax breaks…

…but tax hikes for Maine families. 

Money changes everything. Even Susan Collins.

End Citizens United is responsible for the content of this advertising.

End Citizens United (ECU) and Let America Vote (LAV) recently merged to combat the two biggest challenges facing our democracy: Big Money and voter suppression. ECU is dedicated to getting Big Money out of politics and fixing the rigged system in Washington so that the government works for all Americans.

ECU will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. ECU has more than four million members nationwide and is entirely grassroots-funded with an average donation of just $14.