In December 2017, as the Holiday season was hitting full swing the left-leaning PAC, End Citizens United announced its own list of Republican targets for the 2018 Midterm elections which were headed by former Presidential candidate Ted Cruz and House Speaker Paul Ryan. The traditional PAC was formed in 2015 and is currently headquartered in Washington D.C. under President Tiffany Muller who has been given the mission of finding a political strategy which members of the Political Action Committee hope will one day inspire a reversal of the 2010 Citizens United decision made by the Supreme Court.
Citizens United have corporate groups and billionaire donors the go-ahead to provide political candidates with almost unlimited funding and support using Super PACs and special interest groups. On the whole, End Citizens United has made a pledge to back Democrats for office as they are more likely to support a reversal of the Citizens United decision which has allowed the creation of Super PACs; to ensure the future of End Citizens United influenced by any single donor or corporate group the PAC has pledged to operate in a traditional way with donations capped at $5,000.
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The “Big Money 20” campaign was just one of the many ways Tiffany Muller is trying to raise awareness about the use of special interest and corporate funding for many Republicans already elected to Congress. The initial 20 Republicans identified as among the worst in terms of accepting funding from various groups and billionaire donors has recently shrunk to 17 with a number of Republicans departing from Congress for a range of reasons including the misuse of public funds by Representative Pat Meehan of Pennsylvania. By the time of the 2018 Midterms, End Citizens United hopes to have more than $35 million in funding in place to assist in the campaigns of Democrats across the nation hoping to join the more than 30 candidates from the left who have taken office since the election of President Donald Trump in 2017.
By the end of February 2018, End Citizens United had already endorsed 18 candidates hoping to make their way to Washington D.C. who have all agreed on a pledge not to accept campaign funding from corporate PACs. End Citizens United seems to have tapped into a changing mindset among the electorate who feel they have been let down by those politicians accepting donations from major donors who wish to have their own interests served above those of the American people. Polls conducted by End Citizens United show an explanation of the stance taken by many Democrats on campaign funding marks an important and positive change in how they are viewed in many traditionally Republican states such as Texas.
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