End Citizens United is intensifying its attacks and campaigns against big money in the election spectrum in the recent days considering the congressional elections are nearing. The group fighting against big donors has recently published a list of 20 conservative candidates to the Congress, whom the PAC wants to be defeated. Interestingly, the list also included four candidates from California – considered as a Democratic stronghold for long. ECU has also detailed its plans to spend millions to elect as many liberals as possible to ensure a smooth campaign finance reform in the Houses – the biggest goal of the PAC.
It was on December 5, 2017, the PAC declared the names of four representatives, all are from the Republican Party, whom ECU would campaign in an attempt to defeat them. The list included Duncan Hunter who is from Alpine, Mimi Walters from Irvine, Darrell Issa from Vista, and Dana Rohrabacher who is from Costa Mesa. Interestingly, the PAC analyzed that these four representatives are facing a vulnerable election this time, and the campaigns of the PAC might significantly affect their possibilities. The PAC that is known for mass support and millions of volunteers at the grassroots level is expected to mobilize independent voters against the candidates in the coming days.
Tiffany Muller, a prominent political activist and the President of ECU, stated that California provides some of the best opportunities considering it saw some worst examples of politics by referring the four representatives. She continued to the news reporters that the representatives are involved in a number of scandalous acts in the past. For instance, Hunter has been booked under misappropriation of campaign funds, and the investigation is ongoing. Also, Issa has received campaign donations from some telecommunication companies.
The PAC was established in the year 2015 as an initiative of some liberal political activists who were upset with big money in shaping policies. Since its inception, it became one of the biggest networks in the United States with millions of dedicated volunteers at the grassroots level. Interestingly, ECU collected $25.5 million and strongly campaigned against President Donald Trump in the 2016 election. For 2018 elections, it plans to approach maximum independent voters as possible to ensure the message of big money in campaigns are effectively communicated to them. The PAC would also ask them to prioritize big money as a serious concern in the upcoming elections.
To give a clear message on big donations, the PAC has set a limit for all the contributions by the individuals toward the PAC – $5,000 per individual. However, the PAC is known to collect large sums in the form of small contributions from a significantly large mass base – the biggest asset of the PAC in its fight against dark money and politics nexus.
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