Per the latest information, End Citizens United is boldly moving to the next set of strategies to fight big money. The PAC that is campaigning for legislation to control dark money groups in politics has declared its campaigns against the “worst of worst.” With that mission, ECU announced the names of four Californian representatives from the Republican Party, whom the PAC would campaign against to make them defeated. Interestingly, these four Republicans are included in the top 20 targets of ECU for the 2018 congressional elections.
End Citizens United has already expressed its intentions to spend millions for the elections to ensure that its mission is inching towards success. The candidates targeted by the PAC in California are Dana Rohrabacher from Costa Mesa, Mimi Walters from Irvine, Duncan Hunter from Alpine, and Darrell Issa from Vista. It is analyzed that all of them are facing tight competition in their respective districts. Tiffany Muller, an active campaigner and President of the PAC, confirmed that the state gets the best opportunities to restrict the worst examples that people saw. She further added to the reporters that Hunter is facing an investigation in regards to the misuse of the funds for campaigns.
Additionally, Issa also facing allegations of accepting campaign donations from telecommunication companies. While coming the formation of PAC, it was started by a set of liberal activists in 2015 as they were upset with the uncontrolled flow of big money into politics and campaign system. Though it was formed less than a year, it could collect nearly $25.5 million for campaigning in the 2016 election. When the years pass, more and more people are aware of the threats of unaccounted money in politics and rallying behind ECU to show their protest against it.
Muller says that the PAC would reach out to more independent voters to make them aware and serious of the threats of big money and ask them to prioritize it as a top issue. The PAC has designed plans to collect at least $35 million before the congressional elections scheduled this year. The information published by the Federal Election Commission showed that the PAC aggregated nearly $11.5 million by the close hours of October 30, 2017. The group did not respond to the questions regarding how much they are staking on the mentioned Californian districts in this year’s election.
While being one of the biggest and influential PACs in the country with enormous mass support and millions of grassroots level campaigners, ECU has set its expectations. It wants to elect as many pro-reform candidates to the Houses to pass the legislation curbing big money. Interestingly, people can only contribute a maximum of $5,000 to the PAC due to the conditions set by it to exemplify itself.
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