As the clock ticks down to the 2018 Midterms, End citizens United continues its move toward building a formidable stable of candidates from the left of U.S. politics determined to break the stranglehold of Republicans in Washington D.C. End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller was one of the first political figures to begin campaigning for the 2018 Midterms when she announced the names of the “Big Money 20” list of Republicans who had accepted the most funding from special interest groups and so-called “mega-donors.”
The 2018 Midterms have seen the popularity and importance of End Citizens United explode with more than 70 Democrats and independents who have backed the cause of reversing the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision; the rise in the number of candidates endorsed by End Citizens United is a major one after the group managed to attract just three Democrats to their cause in the buildup to the 2016 Presidential elections. This is not to say the traditional PAC which limits member donations to $5,000 has not been attracting members in near-record levels as over three million U.S. residents have joined the PAC providing an average donation of $14 per member.
Established in 2015 and headquartered in Washington D.C., End Citizens United entered the public consciousness during the 2016 Presidential elections in the U.S. when Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton rented the email list of the PAC as it had grown so quickly over a single year. Since the election of Republican President Donald J. Trump to The White House, the PAC has been integral in the special election victories of a number of Democrats in traditionally Republican seats in both the Senate and Congress.
End Citizens United was a major player in the election victory of Democrat Doug Jones over Republican favorite Roy Moore in Alabama making him the first Democrat Senator from the state since 1994. The endorsement of End Citizens United is now seen as having a positive impact on the campaigns of politicians who are challenging for a seat in Congress and incumbents alike. Taking on the cause of election finance reform has been an important part in the rise of End Citizens United across the last four years and has now attracted the attention of major liberal figures in the U.S. including Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and New York Senator and 2020 Presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand.
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