As part of the election season, End Citizens United recently announced that 111 Democratic candidates had won their respective primaries and advanced to the general election. One thing all these candidates have in common is that they’ve all agreed not to accept any money from corporate PACs. Additionally, they have found that 60 percent of candidates who are attempting to flip seats from red to blue have rejected campaign contributions from big corporations. From various congressional races in Ohio to the hotly-contested Senate race in Texas, Democrats have used their campaign finance reform stance to make Republican candidates appear inferior by comparison. This has caused them to look much more appealing to prospective voters in the general election. Read this article at The Atlantic.
This comes on the heels of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee exceeding their fundraising goal about three months prior to the general election. With over $75 million currently raised, the DCCC is expected to exceed a total sum of $100 million before November 6. End Citizens United is confident the candidates they’ve endorsed will find much success in the midterm elections. End Citizens United is an organization dedicated to overturning the decision of FEC vs. Citizens United and keeping big money out of politics. It is currently estimated that online contributions accounted for a third of the funds raised for the DCCC in the past year and a half.
The tide began to turn for the Democrats in the aftermath of the presidential election when candidates were able to flip six seats from blue to red. Now, with just under two months until the general election, the midterms appear to be looming large over Washington DC as people begin discussing the potential blue wave that may wash over our government. End Citizens United is confident that Democrats will be able to take back the Senate, House and, Congress. They’ve already spent over two and a half million dollars on campaign advertisements alone to show how confident they are in their abilities. However, only time will tell. So we wish them the best of luck in their campaigns and hope they are successful.
“If Democrats win back the House in 2018, a consensus is emerging on what they need to do first: Pass a sweeping anti-corruption bill.” https://t.co/LQGnTD9c73
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) September 12, 2018