October 23, 2018 / Press Releases

New ECU $1.7 Million Ad Campaign Targets Seven Races

ECU launches ads in MT-Sen, ND-Sen, ME-02, MN-03, NM-02, NY-19, and NY-22

End Citizens United (ECU) today announced its latest ad buy. It will spend nearly $1.7 million in seven competitive races to elect candidates who will fight to unrig the system in Washington. The announcement comes on the heels of last week’s $2.5 million ad buy.

A recent analysis from The Washington Post found End Citizens United one of the top 10 independent spenders in House races and fourth among issue groups on the Democratic side. ECU was the only group of the 10 to be entirely grassroots funded.

  • MT-SEN: $236,000 on radio

  • ND-SEN: $35,000 on digital

  • ME-02: $215,000 on TV

  • MN-03: $575,000 on TV

  • NM-02: $115,000 on radio

  • NY-19: $412,000 on TV

  • NY-22: $90,000 on TV

The ad campaigns in Montana, MN-03 and NY-22 represent the second time the group has spent in the race. Earlier this cycle, ECU spent $2 million for Sen. Tester, $600,000 for Anthony Brindisi, and  $740,000 for Dean Phillips.

Unlike dark money groups, ECU is entirely transparent and every penny is disclosed with the Federal Election Commission. Unlike Super PACs, ECU is entirely grassroots-funded with an average contribution of $14.

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