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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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End Citizens United Endorses Ann Ravel For California State Senate

May 2, 2019

Ravel is refusing money from Big Tobacco, Big Oil, Big Banks, and Big Pharma End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed former Federal Election Commission (FEC) chair Ann Ravel for California’s 15th Senate District, the organization’s first endorsement for state-level office in the 2019-2020 cycle. A champion of ethical and transparent government, Ravel is refusing contributions […]

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End Citizens United Applauds Gillibrand’s “Clean Elections” Reform Plan

May 1, 2019

End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller released the following statement praising Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand for introducing a sweeping “Clean Elections” plan aimed at rooting out big money and empowering small-dollar donors: “Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s “Clean Elections” plan is a bold, innovative proposal that will encourage more people to participate in our democracy […]

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McSally Fills Campaign Coffers with Corporate PAC Money in Q1

April 26, 2019

Sen. McSally cashed $215,000 from corporate PACs Mark Kelly rejects corporate PAC money Just a few months into the Arizona Senate race and it’s already shaping up to be a battle between the grassroots and corporate special interests. In Q1 of 2019, Senator Martha McSally raked in $215,000 from corporate PACs––the second largest haul of corporate PAC […]

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No Corporate PAC Pledge Takes Colorado Democratic Primary by Storm

April 25, 2019

Sen. Gardner has taken nearly $3 million from corporate PACs and advanced their interests in the Senate In the Colorado Senate race, where Senator Cory Gardner is expected to face the toughest campaign of his career, at least five Senate challenger candidates are highlighting their commitment to reform by refusing to take corporate PAC money. […]

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End Citizens United Endorses Senator Jeff Merkley for Re-election

April 25, 2019

Merkley is refusing money from corporate PACs Merkley is a lead sponsor of the Senate For the People Act, a once-in-a-generation anti-corruption and reform package Washington, D.C. — End Citizens United (ECU) endorsed Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) for U.S. Senate. A champion of campaign finance reform, Merkley is refusing money from corporate PACs, one of nine Democratic Senators […]

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End Citizens United Action Fund Praises Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Bills In Colorado

April 24, 2019

End Citizens United Action Fund President Tiffany Muller released the following statement in support of the Clean Campaign Act of 2019 (HR19-1318) and Campaign Finance Enforcement (SB19-232) in the Colorado State Legislature: “Coloradans have a right to know who is trying to influence their elections. This package of pro-democracy and anti-corruption reforms would put an […]

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Democratic Presidential Candidates Reiterate Need for Reform During CNN Town Halls

April 23, 2019

During yesterday’s CNN town halls, Democratic presidential candidates continued to underscore their commitment to limiting the outsized influence of special interests, getting big money out of politics, and restoring power in our democracy back to the people. See below for a roundup of presidential candidates making getting big money out of politics a key part […]

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End Citizens United Statement on Russian Meddling in U.S. Elections

April 18, 2019

End Citizens United (ECU) President Tiffany Muller released the below statement following the Mueller report’s confirmation of Russian agents exploiting loopholes in campaign finance laws to influence the 2016 election: “The Mueller report confirms that the organized campaign aimed at influencing the 2016 election by Russian agents was an assault on our democracy. The report […]

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