September 6, 2018 / Press Releases

NEW ECU Ad: Millions of Reasons Coffman’s Got to Go

Special interests and corporate PACs have spent $17 million to keep Coffman in Congress

Jason Crow is making reform central to his campaign and rejects corporate PAC money

End Citizens United (ECU) today launched a new TV ad in Colorado, exposing career politician Mike Coffman for being in the pocket of the special interests and corporate PACs that have spent millions to keep him in Congress. The ad, titled “Reasons” is part of a $1 million ad campaign that includes television ads, digital ads and direct mail.

“Washington isn’t working for Coloradans because career politicians, like Representative Coffman, are busy working for the special interests that spend millions to keep him in office,” said ECU President Tiffany Muller. “Mike Coffman has forgotten who he works for, and Colorado families are paying the price. His opponent, Jason Crow, is different. He’s earning the trust of voters because he’s rejecting corporate PAC money, proving that he’ll put Colorado first.”

Click here to watch the ad.

The $1 million dollar buy includes: $650,000 in television ads, which will run from fromSeptember 6 – September 17; $215,000 in digital ads; and $130,000 in direct mail targeting independent and swing voters.

ECU has been active and engaged in CO-06 for the 2018 election cycle. ECU endorsed Jason Crow last September as part of its first slate of House challenger endorsements. Crow, who was one of the first candidates this cycle to reject corporate PAC money, is making reform a key part of his campaign.

In March, ECU President Tiffany Muller traveled to CO-06 where she stumped for Crow as he unveiled his Washington Reform Agenda, a series of legislative proposals to unrig the system in Washington. The trip came on the heels of an ECU poll which showed Crow leading Coffman by five points, 44 to 39 percent.

In December, ECU named Congressman Coffman to its Big Money 20 target list for the 2018 midterms. As part of the Big Money 20 campaign, ECU made a six-figure issue ad buy in January targeting Coffman for his vote on the tax bill. You can view the ad here.

Click here for supporting information for “Reasons.”

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

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