The 2018 Midterm elections look set to become some of the most keenly fought in history with an emerging battleground being the issue of campaign financing rules. The traditional PAC, End Citizens United has recently played a key role in bringing the problem of campaign financing to the attention of the public in key battleground states in the 2018 Midterms where politicians from the Republican side of the political spectrum have been targeted by the PAC for accepting funding from special interest groups.
End Citizens United was formed in 2015 under the leadership of President Tiffany Muller who has spent the majority of the last few years looking for ways to reverse the controversial Citizens United decision of 2010 which allowed wealthy donors to fund election campaigns for candidates across the nation. The PAC has grown to include more than three million members and proved so successful during the 2016 Presidential election that Democrat Hillary Clinton rented the email list of the PAC to assist in her campaign for The White House.
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The 2018 Midterms will be the latest testing ground for a PAC which caps member donations at $5,000 per election cycle to avoid conflicts of interest or a single donor having too much influence on the political future of the group. Tiffany Muller has been willing to endorse candidates who share the belief of End Citizens United in ending the unfair level of funding provided for some candidates and believes the Democratic Party offers the best chance of doing so; during the 2018 election season a number of well-known Democrats including Elizabeth Warren along with those Democrats fighting for elections against the so-called “Big Money 20”.
In December 2017, Tiffany Muller and End Citizens United announced the top 20 Republicans who have accepted funding from special interest groups and corporate Super PACs in return for tax breaks and an undue level of political influence. These 20 names were headed by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Texas Senator Ted Cruz who had originally been elected through a grassroots-funded campaign operated by members of the “Tea Party”. End Citizens United revealed Cruz now holds an eight-point lead over Democrat Beto O’Rourke for his Texas Senate seat which flips to a two-point lead when potential voters are told of the election campaign funding views of O’Rourke. End Citizens United are not scared of taking on difficult political challenges and have been instrumental in assisting the more than 30 elected officials of liberal backgrounds who have won special election victories since the election of President Donald Trump.
Search more about End Citizens United: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/12/05/democratic-pac-end-citizens-united-names-big-money-20-targets-2018/918680001/
Super PAC donors have donated nearly double ($285 million) in 2018 compared to what they gave at this point in 2014. https://t.co/GO6R8jXkQk
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