End Citizens United Sets Its List Of Targets For The 2018 Mid-term Elections
End Citizens United has confirmed a list of 20 political “targets” for the upcoming 2018 mid-term elections. The group, a PAC (political action committee) is founded on the principle of eliminating “big-money” from wielding influence in elections.
With the release of its Senators and Congressional Representatives who have previously benefited through special interest funding, End Citizens United has singled out those termed “the worst of the worst in Congress” by executive director Tiffany Muller.
With the subsequent announcement by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan that he would not seek re-election the list of names is presently reduced to 19. Listed below are the incumbents dubbed “Big Money 20” by End Citizens United. They are considered to have favored big money special interests over their own constituents. This may have been in one or more ways — by accepting large donations, by supporting legislation that favored their big-money benefactors, or by opposing campaign reform.
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Leaving Speaker Ryan off the list, these are the 19 Republican incumbents who End Citizens United will work to defeat in the upcoming elections:
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas
Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada
Rep. Mike Bishop of Michigan
Rep. Rod Blum of Iowa
Rep. Mike Bost of Illinois
Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey
Rep. Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania
Rep. Duncan Hunter of California
Rep. Will Hurd of Texas
Rep. Darrell Issa of California
Rep. Tom MacArthur of New Jersey
Rep. Pat Meehan of Pennsylvania
Rep. Erik Paulsen of Minnesota
Rep. Rob Pittenger of North Carolina
Rep. Dana Rohrbacher of California
Rep. Peter Roskam of Illinois
Rep. Claudia Tenney of New York
Rep. Mimi Walters of California
To support opposition candidates End Citizens United is estimating it will need to raise $35 million. Adhering to the strictures of a traditional political action committee, no donation will not exceed $5,000.
We need to treat the cause not just the symptoms. Our campaign finance system has loopholes that allows countries like Russia to meddle in our elections. https://t.co/Y7d1g560ns
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) March 20, 2018