The goal of the Democrat Party heading into the November midterms is to turn the political spectrum of Congress “blue”. After the 2016 election, many in the party were left scratching their heads as to what happened. It was an unsettling year for the liberal ideology, failing to gain a majority in either House of Congress, plus their surprising loss in the race for the White House.
However, one political action committee is waging a political war to support what Democrats hope will be a blue wave in 2018. Current reports have End Citizens United amassing over $4 million during the first quarter of 2018, racing towards a goal of $35 million by the midterm elections next November.
End Citizens United was formed 3 years ago, designed as a grassroots mission to fight for campaign reform. Their original target was the 2010 US Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United vs. F.E.C. The progressive PAC, with their base location in Washington, DC, has steadily increased their efforts to support progressive candidates who advocate reforming current campaign finance laws.
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The spotlight in the next election will be as focused on a series of target opposition candidates, as well as support for Democrats. End Citizens United has put a big X on a set of incumbents. Labeled the Big Money 20, the instrumental action group is fighting against the campaigns of prominent Republicans.
The list of Big Money 20 targets includes such big names as House Speaker Paul Ryan and former presidential candidate Ted Cruz. End Citizens United’s aim is to lure candidates to turn their backs on special interest moguls like, drug companies, oil giants and Wall Street players. The number of high-profile Democrats seeking the PAC’s endorsement is growing as well.
To earn the backing of End Citizens United, both New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and the charismatic Senator from New Jersey, Cory Booker, have refused corporate donations. This gives End Citizens United two publicly visible candidates to add to their stable of political thoroughbreds.
Booker’s consistently vocal rebuttals against the current White House administration, has ignited whispers that he could even push himself into the 2020 presidential discussion. The addition of such a colorful and articulate candidate as Booker has End Citizen United President Tiffany Muller excited about the progress made in just 3 short years. While they took a defeat in the last major election, End Citizens United has their focus on November 6, 2018.