Big Money In U.S. Politics Remains The Concern Of End Citizens United

The political action committee, End Citizens United has begun to look towards the 2018 midterm elections as the current political year draws to a close. Funding for the PAC has been flooding in since it was established in 2015 in the buildup to the 2016 Presidential election which saw End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller announce $25 million was raised during the first election cycle, a figure the PAC hopes to overcome in the coming months as the buildup to the 2018 midterms begins with the announcement of the top 20 Republican targets for the ballot.

End Citizens United has spent much of the last year raising funds and preparing a strategy for the 2018 midterms from its headquarters in Washington D.C. One of the areas the team at End Citizens United have identified for success in the 2018 midterms is the message to be used to build confidence and support for Democrat candidates across the U.S.; during the 2016 election cycle a number of different messages were used to trial the different options for building support among Democrats and independent voters. The most successful message used in 2016 was that of financial reform of the election system which will now be used as the positive message for the midterms as this proved most successful during the 2016 election cycle according to

End Citizens United was initially seen as a PAC with a single message of campaign financial reform of the election system based on the repeal of the Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court in 2010. The PAC has built its reputation on not accepting donations from billionaire donors who wish to influence the direction of U.S. politics; capping the maximum donation at $5,000 has not put off many donors who were reported to have created a fund of over $7 million by the middle of 2017 prompting the decision of Tiffany Muller to change the fundraising goal of End Citizens United to $35 million by the time of the 2018 midterms.

By fighting the growing trend for wealthy donors to have a major impact on the direction certain political parties and candidates take once they arrive in office, End Citizens United have set themselves in direct opposition to many of the major players in conservative politics including Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan; both the former Presidential candidate and House Speaker are featured on the “Big MOney 20” list of top targets for End Citizens United as the countdown to the 2018 midterms begins in earnest.

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