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The Intercept: NEARLY EVERY MEMBER OF THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS STILL TAKES CORPORATE PAC MONEY

October 14, 2018

By: Rachel M. Cohen, Ryan Grim In April, the Congressional Progressive Caucus announced that it was going to be drawing a line: Its political action committee would no longer accept corporate campaign donations. “If we are going to end the influence of corporations and special interests in government, we have to start by not relying on their […]

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McClatchy DC Bureau: Sharice Davids wants to curb money in politics while she’s raising big dollars

October 12, 2018

By: Bryan Lowry WASHINGTON- Democrat Sharice Davids is hosting a panel Saturday about curbing the influence of special interest dollars in politics. She’s leading a letter-writing campaign involving 100 House Democratic candidates calling for Congress to address the “corrosive role money and special interests have played in shaking the American people’s faith in the system.” But […]

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San Antonio Current: Gina Ortiz Jones Calls Out Will Hurd for Attack Ads that ‘Distort the Conversation’

October 12, 2018

By: Sanford Nowlin During a Friday panel discussion on money in politics, Democratic congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones called out her opponent, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, as a poster child for corporate influence. Jones has faced an avalanche of television attack ads, many funded by outside groups supporting the Republican incumbent she faces. Both seek to […]

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The Hill: Bill to reform government, elections should be the top item on the agenda in 2019

October 12, 2018

By: Tiffany Muller Americans don’t believe that their government works for them. And they’re right. They also know that all of the money spent in politics affects every decision made in Washington – and it’s not to the benefit of everyday, working families. Instead, mega donors and special interests have access and influence to lawmakers, members of […]

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Incumbents Still Raking In Corporate PAC Money

October 12, 2018

Check out these detailed numbers on incumbent corporate PAC contributions Republican incumbents in some of the most competitive House races in the country have raked in hundreds of thousands in corporate PAC money. We previously posted highlighting incumbents corporate PAC totals here and here. While there’s a movement among Democratic House challengers to reject corporate […]

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End Citizens United Endorses Rep. Chellie Pingree for Re-Election

October 11, 2018

End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed Representative Chellie Pingree for re-election in ME-01. A champion of campaign finance reform, Pingree has been fighting to overturn the disastrous Citizens United decision since the day it was decided. “Rep. Chellie Pingree has been a leader in the fight against the unlimited, undisclosed money corrupting our political system,” said ECU President […]

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WCVE News (NPR Affiliate): PAC Accuses Brat of Campaign Finance Violations

October 11, 2018

By: Ben Paviour A left-leaning political group filed a Congressional ethics complaint on Wednesday (10/10/18) against Republican Dave Brat. End Citizens United accuses Brat of violating campaign finance and ethics laws by using his campaign website to sell his book, American Underdog. They also say he should have listed the book on his financial disclosure forms. […]

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Daily Kos: VIDEO: 100+ House Challenger Candidates Put Congress on Notice

October 11, 2018

By: Tiffany Muller If there’s anything that unites all Americans right now it’s a belief that our government is broken and big money special interests are to blame. Voters intuitively understand that all of the money spent in politics affects every decision made in Washington, and more often than not, the wealthiest and most powerful end […]

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NEW IL-12 Poll: Brendan Kelly Erases Bost’s Lead

October 10, 2018

After ECU’s $600,000 ad campaign, Bost falls out of favor with voters, Kelly gains ground, 45-46 percent Washington, DC —  A new poll of likely voters, commissioned by End Citizens United (ECU) and conducted by Global Strategy Group, shows the IL-12 race in a statistical tie with Brendan Kelly trailing Rep. Mike Bost by one point, […]

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