In an age where so many politicians are in the pocket of the NRA or some other right-wing extremist group, it’s refreshing to see political candidates who are rejecting campaign contributions from corporate PACs. End Citizens United recently announced there are at least 185 Democratic candidates who refuse to accept donations from big corporations and almost half of them have already won their primaries. One of these political candidates is Conor Lamb, the US representative for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, who made headlines recently after winning a highly-contested race over his Republican opponent, Rick Saccone. Another candidate who is rejecting big money is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a rising star in the Democratic party after unseating the five-time incumbent, Joe Crowley, in the Democratic primary for New York’s 14th congressional district.
End Citizens United has also given its endorsement to Randy “Iron Stache” Bryce, a working-class ironmaker who is currently running for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District after initially planning to challenge Ryan for his position as Speaker of the House. Additionally, End Citizens United has thrown their support behind the Senator from New Jersey, Cory Booker, who is up for reelection in the midterms and may seek the white house in 2020. Back in February, he first announced his intention to reject any campaign contributions from corporate PACs. See more of End Citizens United on facebook
Kamala Harris has also been making headlines as of late not just for rejecting corporate money but also for being a big proponent of ending gun violence. So she is also a candidate to keep an eye on as the race for 2020 starts to heat up. She also concurs that the decision regarding Citizens United vs. FEC was incorrect. However, she is not up for reelection this year. Sheldon Whitehouse, on the other hand, will be defending his seat in the midterms and just recently announced his intention to reject any corporate contributions to his campaign. End Citizens United has since provided him with their endorsement. With the midterms looming large over Washington, the Democrats seems poised to take back the House, Senate, and Congress. So we wish them the best of luck.