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End Citizens United Backs Ayanna Pressley for Congress

September 28, 2018

End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed Ayanna Pressley for U.S. House in Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District. A long-time champion for Massachusetts families, Pressley has refused to accept corporate PAC donations throughout her campaign, and is committed to fighting for meaningful campaign finance reform. “Ayanna Pressley understands that the undue influence of corporate special interests corrupts […]

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NEW VA-07 Poll: Spanberger Dead Even With Brat

September 26, 2018

Poll shows candidates tied at 47% each Brat’s favorable rating and job rating are below 50%, a warning for any incumbent Washington, DC — A new poll of likely voters, commissioned by End Citizens United (ECU) and conducted by Normington Petts, shows a neck-and-neck race in VA-07 between Abigail Spanberger and Rep. Dave Brat. The […]

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The Washington Post: The GOP is buying the House. Literally.

September 26, 2018

By: Dana Milbank If Republicans succeed in keeping the House in November, it will have been bought for them by corporations and the rich — quite literally. President Trump recast the Republican Party as a vehicle for the forgotten man. But these putative populists passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut that, according to a poll this month for the […]

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End Citizens United Endorses Four Reform Candidates for Congress

September 26, 2018

End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed four reformers for Congress, all of whom are committed to reforming the broken campaign finance system. “These candidates are dedicated to stemming the flow of special interest money into elections that’s undermining our democracy,” said ECU President Tiffany Muller. “They believe that government must work for real people first […]

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Incumbents Raking In Corporate PAC Money

September 25, 2018

Check out these detailed numbers on incumbent corporate PAC contributions Republican incumbents in some of the most competitive House races in the country have raked in hundreds of thousands in corporate PAC money. As we previously posted in Special Interest 101: How to Calculate Corporate PAC Money, there’s not currently a public website that has […]

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ECU Praises Tester, Wyden CRA to Overturn IRS Dark Money Rule

September 25, 2018

End Citizens United Action Fund President Tiffany Muller released the following statement praising Senators Tester and Wyden for introducing a Congressional Review Act aimed at overturning the I.R.S’s ruling that eliminates disclosure requirements for political nonprofits: “The IRS’s decision to give mega-donors and Big Money special interests more secrecy with their political spending goes against […]

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NEW ECU Ad: Rep. Bishop is What’s Wrong with Washington

September 25, 2018

Bishop blocked Michiganders from suing drug companies, took tens of thousands from Big Pharma Elissa Slotkin rejects corporate PAC money and is making reform central to her campaign End Citizens United (ECU) today launched a new TV ad in Michigan exposing Rep. Mike Bishop’s history of taking campaign contributions from Big Pharma and voting to […]

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