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End Citizens United Files FEC Complaint Against Leah Vukmir, Mega-Donor Dick Uihlein

October 25, 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, in […]

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End Citizens United Spotlights Priority Candidates

October 25, 2018

This election cycle, End Citizens United (ECU) has helped put its endorsed candidates in a position to win. The candidates below are some of the strongest champions for reform and were ECU’s top priorities for the 2018 cycle. On a daily basis, ECU worked with these campaigns to help with policy positions, research, fundraising, and […]

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The Christian Science Monitor: Democrats rake in big bucks from small donors, but effect is unpredictable

October 24, 2018

By: Jessica Mendoza Two weeks before voters head to the polls, the 2018 campaign season continues to shatter records. Candidates are set to break the $5 billion mark by Election Day, putting this cycle on track to becoming the most expensive congressional election season in US history. The fundraising figures, which favor Democratic candidates, support […]

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Updated: End Citizens United Now on Air in Utica

October 24, 2018

ECU increases support for Anthony Brindisi, ups spending by nearly $100,000 Rep. Tenney took hundreds of thousands of dollars from Wall Street and the insurance industry; voted to give corporations a tax break that hurt New York families; Anthony Brindisi rejects corporate PAC money End Citizens United (ECU) today re-launched its TV ad in NY-22 highlighting […]

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ECU Targets Rep. Mimi Walters in $400,000 Buy

October 23, 2018

Ad buy will include digital and mail targeting Mimi Walters for selling out to the corporate special interests End Citizens United (ECU) has launched a new digital and mail campaign in California’s 45th congressional district spotlighting Congresswoman Mimi Walters’ extensive record of pay to play politics that is costing families in her district. Walters has […]

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New ECU Ad in MN-03: Money is Talking to Erik Paulsen

October 23, 2018

End Citizens United (ECU) today launched a new TV ad in Minnesota’s 3rd congressional district focusing on the millions of dollars Congressman Erik Paulsen has taken from Big Pharma and insurance companies, and his support of legislation that could lead to premium hikes for constituents. Paulsen has received the fifth most PAC money in Congress, […]

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NEW TX-Sen Poll: O’Rourke Within Margin of Error

October 23, 2018

Washington, D.C. — A new poll of likely voters in Texas, commissioned by End Citizens United (ECU) and conducted by GBA strategies, shows that Beto O’Rourke continues to hold steady in one of the closest Senate races in the country, 46 – 50. As described by GBA Strategies, “Texas is behaving like a truly competitive state […]

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New ECU $1.7 Million Ad Campaign Targets Seven Races

October 23, 2018

ECU launches ads in MT-Sen, ND-Sen, ME-02, MN-03, NM-02, NY-19, and NY-22 End Citizens United (ECU) today announced its latest ad buy. It will spend nearly $1.7 million in seven competitive races to elect candidates who will fight to unrig the system in Washington. The announcement comes on the heels of last week’s $2.5 million […]

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New ECU Ad in TX-32: The Numbers Expose Pete Sessions

October 23, 2018

End Citizens United (ECU) today launched a new TV ad in Texas’ 32nd congressional district focusing on the millions of dollars Congressman Pete Sessions has taken from corporate PACs in contrast to Colin Allred’s refusal to take a dime of corporate PAC money. The ad, titled “By the Numbers,” is part of a $532,000 ad campaign that […]

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Texas Tribune: End Citizens United enters TX-32 TV battle

October 23, 2018

First in The Blast: Another group is entering the air war in Texas’ 32nd Congressional District. End Citizens United, the national Democratic organization that promotes campaign finance reform, released a TV ad today targeting U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, over the corporate PAC money he has received during his long tenure in Congress. The commercial is part of a […]

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