The political action committee, End Citizens United has recently revealed a list of the top 20 Republican politicians it aims to target during the 2018 midterm election cycle. Amongst those listed on what has been called the “Big Money 20” are House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator Ted Cruz, two of the leading Republican figures of the last few years who End Citizens United believe have placed the needs of their major financial donors needs above those of the people of the U.S.; End Citizens United believe they have a responsibility to fight against the growing tide of influence over major political parties and candidates created over the course of the decade since the 2010 Citizens United decision of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Political experts understand the reasons why End Citizens United published the list of two Senators, the House Speaker, and 17 Republican Representatives but believe the most famous names will only be challenged on a metaphorical level; both Speaker Ryan and Senator Cruz should be returned to Congress but a few psychological blows could be struck against the conservative stalwarts during an eagerly anticipated midterm election cycle. Creating the list of top political targets by End Citizens United has also raised the profile of a PAC which has become one of the best-performing of recent years after only being established in 2015.
End Citizens United President, Tiffany Muller revealed the preparations for the 2018 midterm elections began to take place during the 2016 Presidential election cycle when a series of campaign options were trialed by this traditional PAC. The PAC found its work to aid Democrats during the 2016 elections was most successful when an campaign finance reform message was pushed forward instead of the less successful traditional Democratic elections values campaign used in some areas.
In 2015, End Citizens United was established in a bid to make sure the fight to repeal a range of election finance regulations removed by the 2010 Supreme Court Citizens United decision. End Citizens United is fighting for changes to be made to the election finance regulations in the U.S. which have recently been dominated by billionaire political donors who are seeking to further their own needs and beliefs.
Many political experts believe the chances of reforming the Citizens United decision are slim but the constant raising of awareness of the issue is designed to bring pressure on Congress to limit the influence of the billionaire political class. Accepting only grassroots donations of $5,000 or less, End Citizens United managed to raise over $35 million for the 2016 election cycle and believe the three million members of the PAC will be able to bring in more than $35 million by the time campaigning starts for the midterms.
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— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) December 22, 2017