Before endorsing any Democrat candidate, End Citizens United confirms with them if they would back any constitutional amendment that will overturn it. Then it also confirms the campaign finance reform bills which they may have co-sponsored or even supported.
It needs to be noted here that most of those who have been endorsed by End Citizens United may not really be known as those who are championing for campaign finance reform. These would just be Democrats who are running in several districts. This is the way it used to be during the early endorsements of the group.
In this way, the endorsement process of End Citizens United is clear and transparent. They always interview their candidates before they grant them any endorsement.
They always like to step back, look at what they are doing, analyze, improve and then move forward. In addition, they have agreed to a few concessions in order to appease the reform community as there are many other PACs too.
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It is clear that End Citizens United is making use of a political strategy in order to get a Democratic majority elected in the Senate. This can be a strategy as viable as any other in order to get the Supreme Court to overturn Citizens United.
They are spending their money in an effective manner to reduce the influence that money has in politics. It appears that electing a Democratic Congress is a reasonable path for securing campaign finance reform. This becomes more relevant after the death of Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia. This means that the Senate has to approve someone as his replacement in the high court. This justice can decide the next campaign finance case.
End Citizens United PAC has already gone on the air in New Hampshire as well as Missouri with their ads that are asking Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) along with Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), to support voting on the Supreme Court nominee of President Barack Obama. Do note that both of them are up for re-election. Overall, End Citizens United spent $1.2 million on this advertising campaign. It has also endorsed these Democratic challengers in their Senate races.
It has also asked its email list to attend all those events which call for a prompt hearing as well as vote on Obama’s nominee for Supreme Court nominee through a message that was posted by them on 17 March.
End Citizens United has also worked on a highly successful ballot initiative of 2015 that has helped to enhance the Maine’s system that arranges the public financing for elections. This group has helped to recruit volunteers as well as raise $12,000. It has done similar work on another ballot initiative in Seattle.
Learn more about End Citizens United: http://endcitizensunited.org/?source=rtiads_gs_ecu_h