The growth of the End Citizens United PAC has been fast and difficult for those on the right of U.S. politics to compete with. Established in 2015, ECU aligned itself with Democrats as President Tiffany Muller believes the PAC can achieve its aims with those on the left rather than the right. The mission of the PAC is to fight against the continued influx of special interest funding into the Republican Party following the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision.
One of the most difficult parts of the work of End Citizens United to gain traction has also been one of its greatest achievements with the launch of the pledge created by Tiffany Muller. From the Washington D.C. base of the PAC, politicians from the left are now lining up to sign a pledge stating they will not accept funding from special interest groups. During the 2016 election cycle, End Citizens United introduced its pledge, which must be signed in order for the backing of the group must be signed and saw just three candidates willing to do so. Visit End Citizens United on Twitter for latest updates.
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Among the major decisions made by End Citizens United in the buildup to the 2018 Midterm Election cycle has been the endorsement of various candidates. Among the leading endorsements made by the PAC is that of Beto O’Rourke in an election battle with Republican Senator Ted Cruz. O’Rourke is a Democrat who has stood out from the crowd for his stance on refusing special interest money.
Another popular nominee in his home state is Brendan Kelly, the former State’s Attorney for St. Clare County, Illinois. Not only has the Democratic candidate signed the End Citizens United pledge, but he has also developed a longstanding reputation as a leader in the battle against special interest groups and corporations. The election battle in Illinois looks set to be a difficult one as Senator Mike Bost is known for his role as one of the leading recipients of more than $400,000 in funding from House Speaker Paul Ryan’s congressional leadership committee.