End Citizens United, a Top PAC with a Focus on Driving Large Amounts of Money Away From The Political Sphere, Now Raises Large Amounts of Its Own.
This top-dog organization has recently collected slightly over $4 million during 2017’s first three months and projects to raise $35 million before the 2018 congressional midterm elections as stated in fundraising details made known to USA TODAY. This would be a crucial surge from $25 million that the Political Action Committee – or PAC – accepted in 2016’s elections, its first cycle in full operation. Approximately 100,000 people assisted the PAC during 2017’s first quarter, 40,000 giving their first run. The group’s leaders mention that their goal lies in electing campaign finance reform champions into Congress.
PAC 2017 Run
The PAC’s 2017 average contribution has only hit $12 thus far, and this group’s donors feel as if the system rigs itself against them, one in which those capable of writing the bigger checks get the biggest say in the matter; this is their way to fight back. Only further adding to the stated momentum, Democrats are now furious about President Trump’s victory and eager to retaliate against Trump’s agenda and nominees, which even include his Supreme Court choice of Judge Neil Gorsuch.
Recent Contributing Efforts, Their Impact and Result, and Moree
In recent weeks, the PAC has helped to push its contributors in donating $500,000 to Democrat Jon Ossoff’s congressional campaign; Ossoff, 30 years old, is a first-time candidate residing in Georgia. Ossoff has likewise surprised the political establishment through raising over $4 million for April’s special elections that sought to occupy a Republican House seat within suburban Atlanta, one left vacant by the Health and Human Services’ Secretary, Tom Price. Muller, who also formerly served as a deputy political director for the Senate Democrats, noted that the group’s still examining its future active races for 2018 while indicating that it could play a vital role in defending Democratic Senators Sherrod Brown – of Ohio – and Jon Tester – of Montana – this next year.
2010, 2016 and Beyond – The Political Arena Games Continue
This group’s name references the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, one which opened the doors to union and corporate donations within candidate elections and also helped to launch super-sized PACs that may raise and spend unlimited amounts. End Citizens United serves as a traditional PAC and may not accept donations of more than $5,000 from any individual donor. Despite this donation cap, its 2016 fundraising helped to vault it to the highest ranks of any Democratically-aligned group’s spending in last year’s elections.