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ECU-Endorsed No Corporate PAC Freshmen Continue to Post Strong Q1 Numbers

April 16, 2019

In the first quarter of 2019, sixteen freshman Democratic House candidates who are rejecting corporate PAC money and endorsed by End Citizens United (ECU) announced that they raised over $400,000. These candidates were included in the first group of ECU-endorsed priority candidates. Last month, ECU announced a commitment to raising and spending a combined $10 million in small-dollar, […]

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Rodney Davis Takes More Money from Corporations than People

April 15, 2019

Davis led Republican opposition to the For The People Act, a once-in-a-generation anti-corruption bill in the House If voters in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District want to know who Rep. Rodney Davis works for in Washington, all they have to do is follow the money. During the first quarter of 2019, Davis took in a whopping $160,000 from […]

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End Citizens United Endorses Mark Kelly for U.S. Senate

April 15, 2019

Kelly is refusing money from corporate PACs Kelly marks ECU’s first challenger endorsement for 2020 cycle Washington, D.C. — End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed Mark Kelly for U.S. Senate. A fierce critic of the broken campaign finance system, Kelly is highlighting his commitment to reform by refusing corporate PAC money. Kelly is ECU’s first challenger […]

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End Citizens United Endorses Outlaw Dirty Money Initiative for 2020

April 10, 2019

The proposed amendment will shine a light on dark money spending in Arizona elections End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed the Outlaw Dirty Money 2020 ballot initiative in Arizona. The initiative seeks to increase transparency and help prevent corruption by requiring political dark money groups that spend in elections to publicly disclose their major donors. […]

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Who is Funding Jay Inslee’s Super PAC?

April 10, 2019

By April 15, we will have the FEC reports of every Democratic presidential candidate who raised or spent money in the first quarter of 2019. Americans will know how much each of these campaigns spent and who their donors are. However, Americans may not know on April 15 who is funding Governor Jay Inslee’s single-candidate […]

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ECU-Endorsed No Corporate PAC Campaigns Announce Strong Q1 Fundraising

April 5, 2019

In the first quarter of 2019, at least eight End Citizens United -endorsed candidates who are rejecting corporate PAC money announced that they raised over $400,000. Below are the ECU-endorsed freshman Democratic House candidates who have publicly shared their Q1 fundraising numbers ahead of the April 15 FEC deadline for reporting. Josh Harder (CA-10): $800,000 […]

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End Citizens United Announces New Staff for 2020 Cycle

March 28, 2019

Today, End Citizens United (ECU) announced new staff hires ahead of the 2020 cycle. Maddie Beckenholdt will serve as Campaign Services Finance Manager. During the 2018 cycle, Maddie was the Deputy Finance Director for Amy McGrath for Congress and the Finance Director for Josh Butner for Congress. Prior to last cycle, she interned with California State […]

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ECU Praises Once-in-a-Generation Anti-Corruption and Reform Package

March 27, 2019

Washington D.C. — End Citizens United Action Fund today praised the introduction of the For the People Act in the Senate. The bill is a comprehensive set of anti-corruption, government and election reforms aimed at ending the dominance of big money in politics, ensuring officials are working in the public interest, and making it easier for […]

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