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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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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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