In 2010, the U.S. political landscape changed forever when the Supreme Court passed down it’s Citizens United decision which allowed billionaire donors and corporations to provide almost unlimited funding for election campaigns and individual candidates.
In 2015, the fight against this Supreme Court decision began with the formation of the End Citizens United political action committee which is headquartered in Washington D.C. and provides funding for left-leaning politicians dedicated to overcoming the issues created by the Citizens United decision; End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller made the decision to back the Democrat candidates in upcoming elections as they were more likely to be favorable to the repeal of the Citizens United decision.
In 2016, End Citizens United raised an astonishing $25 million with donations capped at just $5,000 to spend on the Presidential election cycle and expects to raise around $10 million more for a total of $35 million to be spent on the 2018 midterm elections. The battle for control of Congress will take on a new level of intensity as the Houses are simply divided by a few seats with End Citizens United pushing its own election finance reform message to voters in a bid to build support for Democrat candidates across the nation.
The publication of the “Big Money 20” list is just the latest in a long line of events and statements made by End Citizens United’s Tiffany Muller who states the list reveals the 20 Republican politicians who have done more to serve their wealthy donors than their constituents. The list reveals the top 20 Republicans End Citizens United will target during the 2018 midterms including two of the best known Republicans in U.S. politics, Texas Senator and former U.S. Presidential candidate Ted Cruz and House Speaker Paul Ryan.
End Citizens United does not always set out to achieve an overwhelming victory in its aims but hopes to build awareness of the cause it is fighting for to reform the campaign finance system. Political commentators do not expect either Cruz or Ryan to lose their positions in the 2018 midterm elections but do believe the margin of victory could be slashed with the arrival of End Citizens United in the election equation. During the 2016 election season, End Citizens United found it enjoyed its most success in electing Democrat candidates by using a platform of financial reform within the political system instead of the traditional Democratic Party values and policies.
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