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Q2: Susan Collins Raises More Money from Corporate PACs than Mainers

July 16, 2019

Collins, a “Big Money 20” target, has taken nearly $3 million from corporate PACs over the course of her political career Collins only reported donations from 108 Mainers in Q2 Ahead of the toughest reelection campaign of her career, Senator Susan Collins is relying more on corporate special interests than Mainers. While Collins boasted about her $2 […]

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Sen. McConnell Gets More Money from Corporate PACs than Kentuckians

July 16, 2019

McConnell, a “Big Money 20” target, has taken $8 million from corporate PACs over the course of his long career McConnell reported donations from only 156 Kentuckians in Q2 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the best Senator big money can buy, received a whopping $321,825 from corporate PACs in the second quarter of 2019. Meanwhile, in his […]

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Twenty No Corporate PAC Freshmen Raised More than $500,000

July 16, 2019

According to the latest FEC reports, twenty freshman Democratic House candidates who are rejecting corporate PAC money and endorsed by End Citizens United (ECU) raised over $500,000 in the second quarter of 2019. “Conventional wisdom in Washington says candidates need corporate special interest money to win. The conventional wisdom is wrong,” said End Citizens United President […]

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Rep. George Holding Breaks Promise, Keeps Big Pharma Close, Corporate PACs Closer

July 16, 2019

Holding, a “Big Money 20” target, has broken his promise about rejecting special interest money  Holding has taken over $2 million from corporate PACs over the course of his career  Rep. George Holding (NC-02) can’t get enough of corporate special interests. In the second quarter of 2019, the North Carolina congressman took more than $120,000 from corporate […]

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End Citizens United Files Complaint Against Tina Ramirez in VA-07

July 16, 2019

Ramirez breaks law by failing to file personal financial disclosure Washington, D.C. – End Citizens United (ECU) today filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) against Tina Ramirez, candidate in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. The complaint states that Ramirez has not filed a personal financial disclosure with the Office of the Clerk of […]

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End Citizens United Endorses Slate of Virginia State Legislative Candidates

July 15, 2019

End Citizens United’s affiliate, Fight for Reform, will connect local grassroots members with endorsed candidates running for state-level office Washington, D.C. — End Citizens United (ECU) today announced its endorsement of 16 reformers running for state-level office in Virginia, all of whom are committed to fixing the Commonwealth’s broken campaign finance system. “Corruption and Big Money […]

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End Citizens United calls on DNC to hold anti-corruption debate

July 12, 2019

By Alex Gangitano A left-leaning campaign finance group is urging the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to hold a debate focused entirely on reforms to the U.S. political system. End Citizens United president Tiffany Muller wrote to DNC chairman Tom Perez on Wednesday asking the party to give similar consideration to the idea after it recently mulled hosting a […]

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National Political Action Committee Targets Rep. Hunter for Defeat in 2020

July 11, 2019

By Chris Jennewein An influential national political action committee announced Wednesday that embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter is one of 20 incumbents it will seek to defeat in 2020. Washington, DC-based End Citizens United named Hunter to its “Big Money 20″ list, which targets lawmakers who receive significant campaign donations from corporations. Other targets on the list include Sen. Joni Ernst […]

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End Citizens United group adds Ross Spano to its 2020 take-down list

July 11, 2019

By Janelle Irwin Taylor The group End Citizens United is adding Congressman Ross Spano to its “Big Money 20” list in hopes of toppling the first-term U.S. Representative next year. The Big Money 20 campaign focuses on “defeating incumbents who benefit most from the corrupt establishment in Washington.” They think Spano fits that bill quite nicely. The group plans […]

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End Citizens United puts Cornyn, Hurd on target list

July 11, 2019

By Patrick Svitek New this morning: A national Democratic group is honing in on two Texas Republicans with a focus on campaign finance. End Citizens United is putting U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Will Hurd to its Big Money 20 target list, highlighting the seven-figure totals that each lawmaker has taken from corporate PACs over their political careers. And the […]

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