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Updated: End Citizens United Now on Air in Utica

Oct 24, 2018

ECU increases support for Anthony Brindisi, ups spending by nearly $100,000

Rep. Tenney took hundreds of thousands of dollars from Wall Street and the insurance industry; voted to give corporations a tax break that hurt New York families; Anthony Brindisi rejects corporate PAC money

End Citizens United (ECU) today re-launched its TV ad in NY-22 highlighting the amount of money it took for Rep. Claudia Tenney to sell out New York families and give a tax break to the wealthy and big corporations. The tax bill that Tenney helped pass blew a hole in the deficit and now threatens the future of Medicare and Social Security.

The ad, titled “Sell Out,” was originally part of a $600,000 ad campaign that ran in Syracuse and Binghamton. Today, ECU announce it was investing an additional $90,000 to run the ad in Utica. 

“Rep. Claudia Tenney is a prime example of how the rigged system in Washington is hurting everyday New Yorkers,” said ECU President Tiffany Muller. “Tenney took hundreds of thousands from Wall Street and Big Insurance and voted to give them a massive tax break, showing her willingness to sell out middle class families. Anthony Brindisi, who’s running a campaign without corporate PAC contributions, represents new leadership that can’t be bought. In Congress, he’ll champion the interests of New York families — not corporate special interests looking to pad their bottom lines.”

Click here to watch the ad

The $600,000 ad buy includes: $510,000 in broadcast and cable television ads, which will run from October 2-15; $30,000 in digital ads; and $50,000 in direct mail.

In December, ECU named Tenney to its Big Money 20 target list for the 2018 midterms because she puts the interests of her mega-donors ahead of her constituents. Unlike Tenney, Anthony Brindisi is running a grassroots campaign and rejects corporate PAC money.

Click here for supporting information for “Sell Out.”

Full script below:

VO: What did it take for Claudia Tenney to sell you out?

VO: She collected more than a quarter-million dollars from Wall Street.

VO: $121,000 from the insurance industry.

VO: Tenney voted for big tax breaks for the wealthy and big corporations.

VO: We get another 1.9 trillion dollars added to the deficit…

VO: …that will be paid for with billions cut from your Medicare and Social Security.

VO: Claudia Tenney sold you out. It’s time to vote her out.

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.

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