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New ECU Ad in TX-32: The Numbers Expose Pete Sessions

Oct 23, 2018

End Citizens United (ECU) today launched a new TV ad in Texas’ 32nd congressional district focusing on the millions of dollars Congressman Pete Sessions has taken from corporate PACs in contrast to Colin Allred’s refusal to take a dime of corporate PAC money.

The ad, titled “By the Numbers,” is part of a $532,000 ad campaign that includes $284,000 in TV ads in Dallas, $148,000 in digital ads targeting independent voters, and $100,000 in direct mail.



“Congressman Pete Sessions has consistently shown what’s most important to him, and that’s special interest money,” said ECU President Tiffany Muller. “He’s taken millions from corporate PACs, and thanked them by giving away billions in handouts. Colin Allred refuses all corporate PAC money because he knows what’s really important — Texas families.”

In December, ECU named Sessions to its Big Money 20 list, identifying him as one of the worst pay-to-play politicians in Washington. Colin Allred, who is refusing corporate PAC money in his campaign, was a leader of a coalition of 107 House challenger candidates who sent a letter to the House of Representatives demanding that a reform bill be the first item on the agenda in 2019.

Click here for supporting information for “By the Numbers.”

Full script below:

VO: For Congressman Pete Sessions, the numbers don’t lie.

VO: After 20 years in Washington…

VO: Pete Sessions has taken $2.5 million from corporate PACs.

VO: And given away billions in handouts to special interests.

VO: For Colin Allred, the numbers tell a different story.

VO: After a lifetime of hard work…

VO: Colin won’t take a dime from corporate PACs…

VO:  So you know he’ll fight for you.

VO: End Citizens United is responsible for the content of this ad.

Unlike dark money groups, ECU is entirely transparent and every penny is disclosed with the Federal Election Commission. Unlike Super PACs, ECU adheres to contribution limits and is entirely grassroots-funded with an average contribution of $14.