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End Citizens United Endorses Ben Ray Luján for U.S. Senate

May 21, 2019

Washington, D.C. — Today, End Citizens United (ECU) endorsed Representative Ben Ray Luján for U.S. Senate. As the Assistant Speaker of the House, Luján is the highest ranking member of Democratic leadership to reject corporate PAC money. “As former chair of the DCCC, Rep. Luján helped elect a new Congress that’s putting people first and passed […]

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Shut It Down, Governor Inslee

May 16, 2019

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidates are making the case to the American people that getting big money out of politics will allow our country to make progress on everything from prescription drug prices to health care to gun violence prevention. Many are swearing off of corporate PAC money, lobbyist money, and help from single-candidate […]

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Dan McCready is the Anti-Corruption Reformer North Carolina Needs

May 15, 2019

End Citizens United (ECU) President Tiffany Muller released the following statement on Dan McCready’s advance to the general in North Carolina-09: “By rejecting corporate PAC money, Dan is proving that he’ll only serve the people when he gets to Washington. North Carolina families are looking for a leader who will finally root out corruption and […]

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Steve Bullock Puts Reform Front and Center in Presidential Announcement

May 14, 2019

The Montana Governor is the 23rd candidate to join a Democratic presidential primary focused on campaign finance reform “We need to defeat Donald Trump in 2020 and defeat the corrupt system that lets campaign money drown out the people’s voice” Governor Steve Bullock threw his hat into the 2020 Democratic presidential primary this morning with […]

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NEW KY POLL: Kentucky Voters Sour on Mitch McConnell

May 13, 2019

Ending political corruption is the second most important issue for Kentuckians 71% of Kentuckians support the For the People Act, the bill McConnell refuses to bring to the Senate floor for a vote Washington, D.C. –– A new poll of Kentucky voters, commissioned by End Citizens United (ECU) and conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP), […]

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End Citizens United Applauds Ben Ray Luján For Refusing Corporate PAC Money in Senate Race

May 10, 2019

End Citizens United (ECU) President Tiffany Muller released the below statement on Ben Ray Luján’s no corporate PAC announcement: “Representative Luján’s decision to refuse corporate PAC money demonstrates his commitment to making our government work for people, not special interests. By rejecting corporate PAC money, he’s showing New Mexico families that his priorities are their […]

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End Citizens United and Campaign Legal Center File FEC Complaint Against Trump Campaign for Illegally Soliciting Contributions for “Independent” Super PAC

May 9, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, End Citizens United (ECU) and Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against President Trump’s campaign for issuing an official statement Tuesday that seemingly solicited unlimited contributions to a pro-Trump super PAC, America First Action. Candidates or their campaigns may only solicit contributions for super PACs within […]

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A Not-So-Happy Anniversary: McSally Rigs the System For Personal Gain

May 8, 2019

McSally has a long history of violating FEC rules One year ago, End Citizens United (ECU) filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Committee (FEC) against then-Congresswoman Martha McSally. After announcing her campaign for Arizona Senate in January 2018, McSally funneled money into two campaign accounts and transferred nearly $1 million from an active House […]

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Corporate Shill David Young Wants His Job Back

May 7, 2019

Yesterday, ex-congressman and corporate shill David Young announced that he wants his old job back. Given that David Young has accepted $1.1 million from corporate PACs over the course of his political career, Iowans can assume it’s not so he can go to Washington to fight for the priorities of Iowa families. End Citizens United […]

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Single-Candidate Super PAC Follows Cue From Biden, Shuts Down

May 7, 2019

Following Vice President Joe Biden’s rejection of help from “G Street”, a single-candidate super PAC that was formed to support his candidacy, the super PAC shut down just two weeks after its launch. “When candidates speak out and reject single-candidate super PACs, the support for those groups dries up and the influence of big money in […]

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