End Citizens United Endorses Candidates Who Support Campaign Finance Reform. We are only months away from the midterm elections, and End Citizens United is making it loud and clear the candidates that they are supporting. The End Citizens United was created in 2015 as the direct result of the 2010 Supreme Court decision of Citizen United vs FEC. This decision allowed for what is considered dark money to be poured into the pockets of candidates. This means that candidates are being bought by rich individuals to serve their interests instead of serving the interests of the constituents. End Citizens United hopes to get this decision overturned and overhaul the campaign finance system.
“I think we have a Congress that’s been bought and sold, by special interests.”—@deanbphillips
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) July 2, 2018
ECU’s game plan is to even the playing field between candidates who take the dark money and those who are against being controlled by the rich. ECU has emerged as a powerful political force and the candidates in which they support reap from many benefits. ECU helps candidates to connect with ECU members directly in their own districts and states. ECU also helps candidates to connect to a large network, 400,000 members, of small-dollar donors. These small donors donate average about 14 dollars per donation, which means that ECU is expected to raise approximately 35 million dollars to use in the 2018 election cycle.
The ECU is endorsing several incumbents who they are hoping will keep their seats. They are also endorsing several candidates who will be challenging Republican incumbents in key districts. Such candidates include Beto O’Rourke who wants to unseat Ted Cruz who is tied to big money and special interest groups. O’Rouke, on the other hand, wants to put an end to the power that big money has in the political arena. Candidate Elissa Slotkin looking to take the seat of Representative Mike Bishop. Bishop has a long history of being tied to big money and special groups. Though Slotkin is in for a tough fight, ECU is hoping with their support, Slotkin and all the other candidates will come out victorious.
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