The Big Money 20 are incumbents who represent the worst of Washington’s rigged system. They do the bidding of special interests like drug companies, Big Oil, Wall Street, and others with deep pockets while also voting to stack the deck in their favor – at the expense of the American people.
When it comes to choosing between the greed of his mega-donors or the needs of his constituents, Senator Ted Cruz has chosen his mega-donors time and again.
- After benefiting from at least $3 million in outside spending in 2012, Cruz introduced a bill to allow mega-donors and special interests to give unlimited contributions directly to candidates. Cruz had at least eight super PACs supporting his 2016 campaign for president.
- Cruz has repeatedly opposed common sense campaign finance reform measures, including contribution limits and disclosure. Cruz believes reforming the broken campaign finance system is about “silencing” citizens and said “money absolutely can be speech.”
- Cruz voted for the tax bill, the top priority for Republican mega-donors. Most taxpayers earning less than $75,000 would be worse off by 2027, while half of the benefits would go to the top five percent in the country.
The only way to stop this cycle of pay-to-play politics is to defeat the politicians who are bought by the special interests and rig the system in their favor. End Citizens United has made the Big Money 20 a priority for its $35 million campaign to throw these incumbents out of office and elect reformers who will put focus on all of us, not those who write the biggest checks.
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