Denney is rejecting corporate PAC and lobbyist money
End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed Audrey Denney for Congress in California’s First Congressional District. Denney is building a grassroots-funded campaign by rejecting corporate PAC and lobbyist money. In 2018, Audrey Denney raised over a million dollars from 12,000 individual donors and closed the gap in a district that is a historic Republican stronghold.
“Audrey Denney is running to fight for the voters of California’s First District, not corporate special interests,” said End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller. “From growing up on her family’s farm and ranch to teaching at California State University at Chico, Audrey knows the needs of her community firsthand and is proving she’ll put them first in Congress by rejecting corporate PAC and lobbyist money. Meanwhile, Rep. Doug LaMalfa is working to protect a corrupt Washington establishment and ignoring the needs of California families. End Citizens United is proud to endorse Audrey Denney, and we look forward to helping her win.”
“Right now in Congress our voices are being drowned out by corporate special interests, and I’m running to represent California’s First Congressional District to change that,” said Audrey Denney. “I’m building a people-powered campaign because we deserve leadership in Washington that’s not beholden to corporate PAC checks. Unlike Rep. LaMalfa, who continues to vote against the needs of his own constituents, I will only be accountable to California families once elected.”
During the 2018 election cycle, ECU spearheaded the movement among candidates to forgo corporate PAC money in their campaigns. In the 116th Congress, nearly 60 members are refusing to take corporate PAC money, which includes 27 members of the House freshman class who flipped their district.
ECU is dedicated to getting Big Money out of politics and fixing the rigged system in Washington D.C. so government works for all Americans. The reform group has four million members nationwide, including 11,300 in California’s First Congressional District, and is entirely grassroots-funded with an average donation of just $14.