News

See the latest media hits, press releases and blog posts from ECU

End Citizens United Statement on Jay Inslee’s Super PAC Attacking Fellow Democrats

July 30, 2019

Governor Jay Inslee’s single-candidate super PAC, Act Now on Climate, is going to air an attack ad in Iowa during the Democratic debates. End Citizens United has called on all Democratic candidates to disavow single-candidate super PACs in their primary campaigns. Governor Inslee is the only candidate to welcome the support of a single-candidate Super PAC. End Citizens United […]

READ MORE

Presidential Candidates Take “Reform First” Pledge to Make Anti-Corruption and Democracy Reform Legislation Their First Bill

July 29, 2019

Reform First will highlight 2020 candidates who have pledged to make anti-corruption and democracy reform their first bill if elected President Bennet, Bullock, Buttigieg, Gillibrand, Klobuchar, O’Rourke, and Warren are all committed to reform first End Citizens United (ECU) is launching the “Reform First” campaign, a first of its kind campaign highlighting the 2020 Democratic […]

READ MORE

Seven 2020 Democrats Pledge to Focus First Bill on Fighting Corruption

July 29, 2019

By Alexander Burns Seven Democratic presidential candidates, including Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., have promised that their first legislation as president would be an ambitious clean-government bill, earning their campaigns an influential reform group’s stamp of approval. End Citizens United, a grass-roots advocacy group that played a […]

READ MORE

End Citizens United Endorses Sara Gideon for U.S. Senate

July 25, 2019

Gideon is working to fix the rigged system that Susan Collins helped create Collins, a “Big Money 20” target, has taken nearly $3 million from corporate PACs over the course of her political career Washington, D.C. — End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed Sara Gideon for U.S. Senate. Gideon, a proven reformer who has fought to get Big […]

READ MORE

ICYMI: Rodney Davis Campaign Impersonates Journalist

July 25, 2019

An investigative report by WCIA News revealed last night that a professional political operative supporting Congressman Rodney Davis’ campaign impersonated a reporter and ambushed a press call last week with Betsy Dirksen Londrigan and End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller. Dirksen Londrigan is ECU-endorsed and is rejecting corporate PAC money. According to WCIA reporter Mark […]

READ MORE

Mueller Testimony Underscores Senate Obstruction on H.R.1 and Election Security

July 24, 2019

For the People Act Would Address Mueller Report Findings Washington, D.C. –– Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony today underscores the need for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to stop stonewalling the For the People Act, the SAFE Act, and other election security legislation that would address many of the vulnerabilities highlighted in the special counsel’s […]

READ MORE

End Citizens United Praises Mark Kelly for Commitment to Transparency

July 23, 2019

End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller released the following statement applauding Mark Kelly for pledging to be one of just a handful of Senators to publicly post his official Senate schedule if elected: “Mark Kelly’s announcement that he’ll post his official schedule if elected underscores his commitment to transparent and accountable leadership. From refusing corporate […]

READ MORE

Unelected Sen. Martha McSally Fined $23,000 For Breaking Law

July 22, 2019

McSally, a member of the “Big Money 20,” has repeatedly broken campaign finance laws and failed to follow basic disclosure rules Sen. Martha McSally’s terrible campaign finance record is finally catching up to her. Last week, the FEC publicly disclosed a settlement in which the Arizona senator was fined $23,000 for breaking campaign finance laws during her 2014 election […]

READ MORE

Vulnerable Democrats hoard campaign cash for 2020 House battle

July 18, 2019

By Zach Montellaro and Sarah Ferris Neither two dozen presidential candidates nor post-2018 complacency could slow the torrent of campaign cash raised by the congressional Democrats who delivered the House majority last year. Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission ahead of this week’s deadline show Democrats stockpiling cash to protect their 19-seat majority — […]

READ MORE

Q2: Old Habits Die Hard for Unelected Sen. Martha McSally

July 17, 2019

McSally, a “Big Money 20” target, has taken nearly $2 million from corporate special interest PACs over the course of her political career Mark Kelly raised over $4.2 million without a dime from corporate PACs Unelected Sen. Martha McSally has a bad habit of breaking FEC rules and gobbling up special interest corporate money. Last cycle, McSally […]

READ MORE