End Citizens United has opened a new battlefield ahead of the 2018 Congress elections by announcing the 20 representatives it will target and aggressively campaign against them. The political action committee which is fighting against big money in campaigns confirmed that the representatives, who are mainly from the Republican Party, are found to be the worst of worst by distorting the electorate and helping their big money donors. Interestingly, the group of candidates also include four from the states of California. The PAC has confirmed that it wants to elect maximum pro-reform candidates on campaign finance in the elections.
The Californian representatives are Darrell Issa from Vista, Duncan Hunter from Alpine, Dana Rohrabacher from Costa Mesa, and Mimi Walters from Irvine. ECU has already analyzed that these four representatives are facing tough competition this time, and the active campaigning of the PAC can submerge the possibilities of the representatives. Tiffany Muller, a prominent political activist and the President of the PAC, said that the state is seeing some of the best opportunities, but at the same time, it saw some of the worst examples as well. While explaining her thoughts to the reporters, Muller said that Hunter is already going through an investigation pertaining to the misuse of campaign funds, and End Citizens United’s lacrosse camp.
Similarly, Issa is has accepted donations from some suspicious telecom companies. ECU was established by a set of liberal thought leaders and independent political activists in the year 2015 after they were upset with the big money influence in the politics. It collected and spent over $25 million in the Presidential election 2016. Muller confirmed that the PAC would follow up with the independent voters and request them to prioritize big money in politics and elections as a serious issue. While coming to the 2018 elections, the PAC has set its intentions of spending $35 million to elect maximum representatives who are favorable to campaign finance reform, and learn more about End Citizens United.
Per the data made available from Federal Election Commission, the group could gather $11.5 million by the end of October 2017. However, its leaders are tight-lipped on the extent of money it wanted to spend on those four respective Californian districts. The verdict of Supreme Court dated in 2010 named Citizens United gave the access for big money into the politics. It expanded the meaning of citizens to include even corporates, and that gave them license to spend unlimited and uncontrolled in elections, and http://endcitizensunited.org/our-team/.
The changed environment created a nexus between politicians and corporates by overriding the electorate. There Facebook, and It means that corporates sponsor politicians to win the elections with the unlimited flow of money, and the politicians make legislation for the corporates as gratitude for the help. This pathetic political condition created the rebellion called End Citizens United.