With the midterms coming up, many PACs are investing in certain candidates to try and ensure that they emerge victoriously but not all of the candidates are accepting corporate money. End Citizens United has recently announced that there are over 185 Democratic candidates who refuse to take donations from big corporations and almost half of them have won their respective primaries. Among the well-renowned candidates who are rejecting corporate PACs is Conor Lamb, the current US representative for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district who pulled off an upset after defeating his Republican opponent, Rick Saccone, in a highly-contested race that attracted a significant amount of media attention. Read more news about the group on USA Today.
Also on the list of candidates who reject PAC money is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a rising star in the Democratic party who made headlines after unseating the five-time incumbent, Joe Crowley in the primaries in what is being called the biggest upset of the 2018 election season. End Citizens United was first founded back in 2015 in response to the decision in the case of Citizens United vs. FEC which voted not to keep big money out of politics. Another prominent name on the ballot this year is Randy “Iron Stache” Bryce who is seeking to unseat the Speaker Of The House, Paul Ryan. End Citizens United has thrown their support behind him as he looks to bring ethics back to DC.
Additionally, Cory Booker, the junior senator representing New Jersey, is up for reelection this year but many political analysts believe he may attempt a presidential run in 2020. So he will definitely be one of the candidates to keep an eye on in the coming months. He is also one of the Democratic senators who has pledged not to take any campaign donations from big corporations. A few months ago, End Citizens United officially announced Sheldon Whitehouse’s decision to not accept any money from corporate PACs. With less than two months to go until the midterms, the Democrats seem poised to take back the house, senate, and Congress. So we wish them the best of luck in the elections and hope they’re successful.