In the first quarter of 2019, at least eight End Citizens United -endorsed candidates who are rejecting corporate PAC money announced that they raised over $400,000. Below are the ECU-endorsed freshman Democratic House candidates who have publicly shared their Q1 fundraising numbers ahead of the April 15 FEC deadline for reporting.
Josh Harder (CA-10): $800,000
Katie Hill (CA-25): $560,000
Harley Rouda (CA-48): $500,000
Mike Levin (CA-49): $430,000
Andy Kim (NJ-03): $550,000
Max Rose (NY-11): $600,000
Antonio Delgado (NY-19): $750,000
Joe Cunningham (SC-01): $650,000
These candidates were included in the first group of ECU-endorsed priority candidates. Last month, ECU announced a commitment to raising and spending a combined $10 million in small-dollar, grassroots donations to re-elect 26 House incumbents in competitive races.
During the 2018 election cycle, ECU led the movement among candidates to forgo corporate PAC money in their campaigns. Fifty-four members of the 116th Congress are refusing to take corporate PAC money, including 36 new members.