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End Citizens United Names Sen. Susan Collins to “Big Money 20”

July 10, 2019

Collins has taken nearly $3 million from corporate PACs over the course of her political career The Big Money 20 campaign will focus on defeating incumbents who represent a rigged Washington establishment that puts corporate special interests ahead of voters’ needs In 2018, 82% of “Big Money 20” targets were defeated Washington, DC –– End Citizens […]

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End Citizens United Names Rep. Will Hurd to “Big Money 20”

July 10, 2019

Hurd has taken over $1.7 million from corporate PACs over the course of his political career The Big Money 20 campaign will focus on defeating incumbents who represent a rigged Washington establishment that puts corporate special interests ahead of voters’ needs In 2018, 82% of “Big Money 20” targets were defeated Washington, DC –– End Citizens […]

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End Citizens United Names Sen. John Cornyn to “Big Money 20”

July 10, 2019

Cornyn has taken over $5.3 million from corporate PACs over the course of his political career The Big Money 20 campaign will focus on defeating incumbents who represent a rigged Washington establishment that puts corporate special interests ahead of voters’ needs In 2018, 82% of “Big Money 20” targets were defeated Washington, DC –– End Citizens […]

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Reformers push Dems to adopt sweeping anti-corruption platform in 2020

July 9, 2019

By Maggie Severns As Democratic presidential candidates swear off super PACs and corporate PAC money, a campaign finance reform group is pushing them to take things a step further by using anti-corruption messages to campaign against President Donald Trump and pledging to make ethics reform an early priority in the White House. End Citizens United, […]

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End Citizens United Applauds Gillibrand Reform Package

July 4, 2019

Gillibrand has made anti-corruption and government reform a cornerstone of her presidential bid End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller released the following statement on Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s bold democracy reform agenda:  “Senator Kirsten Gillibrand knows that we can’t make progress on major issues, from gun violence to prescription drugs to building an economy that works […]

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DEBATE VIDEO: 2020 Presidential Candidates Prioritize Anti-Corruption, Reform, Getting Money Out of Politics

July 1, 2019

Last week, at the first presidential debates, the candidates demonstrated that they understand the urgent need to reform government and unrig the system so that Washington works for everyone, not just the special interests. Despite the absence of questions about corruption and money in politics, many of the candidates emphasized their records of standing up […]

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In debate, Democrats turn to a popular target who’s not Donald Trump

June 27, 2019

By Lesley Clark Mitch McConnell got nearly as many mentions in the first 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate as the man Democrats are looking to oust from the White House. It was fresh evidence that the Kentucky Republican has emerged as one of the Democrats’ most valuable villains, a role he’s likely to continue playing […]

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Democrats plot strategy to win back Senate

June 27, 2019

By Reid Wilson Democrats planning their bid to win back control of the Senate will run hard against the Washington swamp next year, repurposing one of President Trump’s most effective campaign messages from the 2016 election as their own. Top party operatives are poll-testing messages aimed at winning over voters who are fed up with […]

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