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ABC Fox Montana: Democrats running for U.S. office rally in Missoula

November 4, 2018

By: Stella Sun MISSOULA – With less than two days until election day, Senator Jon Tester rallied in Missoula Sunday afternoon with several other candidates, as a final push before the voting polls close on Nov. 6. Hundreds showed up to the Holiday Inn hotel in downtown Missoula at noon to show support for several democratic […]

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End Citizens United Raises $44 Million for the 2018 Election Cycle

November 2, 2018

Powered by grassroots donations, ECU Raises $44 million for itself and endorsed candidates ECU was one of the top 10 spenders in House races; fourth among issue groups on the Democratic side in 2018 End Citizens United (ECU) today announced that it raised $44 million for the 2018 election cycle. ECU’s fundraising includes $33 million […]

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In Debates, Candidates Tout No Corporate PAC Pledge, Commitment to Reform

October 31, 2018

“If we flip the House, the first bill should be campaign finance reform,” Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) said in her face-off with Rep. Bishop, one of many examples of candidates highlighting their reform credentials during their general election debates. In Illinois, Brendan Kelly (IL-12) sounded a similar note in his debate: “First thing I would vote […]

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Wispolitics.com: End Citizens United: Files FEC complaint against Leah Vukmir, mega-donor Dick Uihlein

October 29, 2018

Public records show Vukmir improperly solicited excessive contributions from Uihlein and illegally coordinated   End Citizens United (ECU) today filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Committee (FEC) against Wisconsin Senate candidate Leah Vukmir and Americans PAC and Restoration PAC, two Super PACs controlled by Dick Uihlein, for improperly soliciting excessive contributions and illegally coordinating, […]

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Special Interest Roundup: Rep. Rod Blum Shamelessly Caters to His Donors While Iowa Families Pay the Price

October 29, 2018

With Election Day just eight days away, End Citizens United (ECU) is highlighting the pay-to-play politics of Rep. Rod Blum. As a member of ECU’s Big Money 20, ECU has identified Blum as one of the worst offenders of the rigged system in Washington. Here’s a quick snapshot as to why: Blum willingly sold out his constituents to please […]

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The Headlines: The Reform Movement Takes Hold in 2018 as Voters Look for Bold Action to Unrig the System

October 29, 2018

As voters’ anger with Washington’s pay-to-play politics and culture of corruption grows, and Republicans in Congress caught flat-footed having to defend their tax breaks for corporations and mega-donors, a wave of Democratic challengers this cycle seized on the opportunity to redefine their party and take on the rigged system. These candidates are running on a […]

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ECU Ad in NM-02 Targets Yvette Herrell in $116,000 Campaign

October 25, 2018

End Citizens United (ECU) today launched a new radio ad focusing on Yvette Herrell’s state ethics violation in which she made almost a half million dollars off of taxpayer-funded contracts. The ad, titled “Busted,” is part of a $116,000 radio ad campaign. You can listen to the ad here. “Yvette Herrell failed to follow the law as […]

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