December 19, 2017 / Election 2018

End Citizens United: Paulsen Puts Mega-Donors Ahead of Minnesota Families in Tax Bill Vote

Tiffany Muller, president of End Citizens United, released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to advance the GOP tax bill

“Representative Paulsen’s decision to support this tax bill is nothing more than a quid pro quo for his biggest mega-donors. Paulsen has taken almost $800,000 from Wall Street and benefitted from $75,000 in spending from special interests pushing for tax reform, so when it was time to support this bill, Paulsen knew exactly what he had to do. This bill would increase taxes on more than half of all Americans by 2027, with the majority of the benefits going to the top one percent. It’s a giveaway to the special interests on the backs of the middle-class families Paulsen was elected to represent. Paulsen has failed Minnesota and ECU will hold him accountable this November.”

ECU has included Paulsen on its list of top 20 targets in the 2018 midterm elections – known as the “Big Money 20” – an effort to unseat the worst of Washington’s rigged system. The fifteen House incumbents who voted for the bill benefited from $10.5 million in spending from special interest groups pushing for tax reform, and voted in favor of their mega-donors’ interests while voting against reform measures to unrig the system. ECU plans to raise and spend $35 million this cycle from grassroots, small-dollar donors to defeat these politicians and elect champions of reform.

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