There are less than six months left before Republicans and Democrats square-off with the 2018 midterm elections, and End Citizens United has positioned itself directly in the middle of one of the primary issues that voters will be considering – campaign finance reform. As the political action committee (PAC) continues to endorse candidates who have demonstrated an act of responsibility towards the transparency of campaign funds, those who have fought against it will have an upward battle.
.@ElissaSlotkin has refused to take even a dime from corporate PACs. That’s why we’re so excited to spread the word about her record with our new digital ad in #MI08. Take a look: pic.twitter.com/YRpwFZ17yu
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) May 30, 2018
Founded just three years ago, End Citizens United’s position on overturning the disastrous U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 decision concerning campaign finance disclosure laws has only grown throughout the political spectrum. The PAC’s presence is nationally known and has received continued voters support as well as alliances with certain members of Congress. The PAC has supported candidates who are in favor of overturning the decision as well as completely rejecting the “dark money” that continues to flow through political campaigns.
There is a lot that is on the line for both Democrats and Republicans for the midterm elections. Many of the Republicans looking to be re-elected are going to have a hard time convincing their constituents why they have chosen not to get behind the issue of campaign finance reform. The top offenders have been identified as “Big Money 20,” and the public has seen their record through the extensive efforts by the PAC. The position of End Citizens United is to put everyone on the same playing field when it comes to campaign finances.
The grassroots efforts have provided advantages for politicians who support the cause. The national network of almost a half million donors who support the mission of the PAC will not go unnoticed once the midterm election begins. Many of those donors have contributed an average of $14, and the PAC is expected to exceed its $35 million forecast by midterm elections.
While there are still some politicians who refuse to acknowledge the powerful position that End Citizens United has within the 2018 midterm elections, there are a chosen standouts who are more than willing to put their political money where their mouth is. Those who refuse to accept dark money and support End Citizens United, include Republican Beto O’ Rourke, who is expected to unseat Ted Cruz. O’Rouke has raised an astounding $6.7 million for his campaign and refused to accept any PAC money, and Randy Bryce, who was expected to unseat Paul Ryan until his retirement announcement, has already raised $1.75 million. The two candidates represent a host of others who will go into the midterms more confident than their opponents.
End Citizens United’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/EndCitizensUnitedPAC