The political action committee End Citizens United has spent millions attempting to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United case. It’s now saying they plan to send millions in 2018 to elect Democrats who will pass campaign finance reform. The political action committee are targeting twenty lawmakers who favor Citizens United. Among those targeted include four California representatives: Rep. Mimi Walters, Rep. Dan Rohrabacher, Rep. Darrell Issa and Rep. Duncan Hunter. The PAC has determined them to be vulnerable in the upcoming election.
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) January 8, 2018
End Citizens United Executive Director Tiffany Muller said that California has some of the best examples of why Citizens United should be reversed. Tiffany Muller showed that Rep. Duncan Hunter is being investigated for alleged misuse of campaign funds and Rep. Issa has received contributions from telecom companies.
End Citizens United was established in 2015 and spent nearly $25.5 million in the 2016. Muller is going after independent voters because they are believed to be concerned about money in politics above everything else. According to Federal Election Commission reports revealed that the political action committee has raised $11.5 million since October. Mueller has not said how the money will be spent.
The Citizens United decision deregulated limits on group spending for or against specific candidates. The goal of the political action committee is focused on electing “campaign-finance reform champions.” The organization has endorsed several Democratic candidates including Hillary Clinton, Russ Feingold, Elizabeth Warren and Jon Ossoff and Zephyr Teachout. Nearly 100,000 people have contributed to End Citizens United PAC during the first quarter of 2017. 40,000 of those people were giving for the very first time.
According to Tiffany Mueller, the average contribution in 2017 was $12. During the Georgia special election, the political action committee, urged its donors to give $500,000 to the campaign of Democrat Jon Ossoff. End Citizens United works to achieve their goals by several different ways during the election year and prior and they include building up a grassroots movement and bringing up the issue of money in politics. The political action committee is expected to raise $35 million by the midterm elections.
The three key leaders of the political action committee are experienced when it comes to political work. End Citizens United continues to raise the issue of campaign finance reform across the country. The End Citizens United is set to do all that it takes in the upcoming midterm 2018 elections.
End Citizens United’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/EndCitizensUnitedPAC