Brendan Kelly is the County Attorney for St. Clair County in Illinois. Now he is running for his state’s 12 District seat in the U.S. Congress. Kelly is a Democrat who has come out strongly for campaign finance reform. That’s why he recently received the backing of a group called End Citizens United.
End Citizens United is a grassroots political action committee that is focused like a laser beam on one goal — getting Big Money out of politics. It has placed Kelly’s Republican opponent, Mike Bost, on its “Big Money 20” list. These are politicians that have demonstrated the most egregious and outrageous behavior in terms of taking large donations from greedy corporations and superPACs. See more of End Citizens United on facebook
Brendan Kelly has a demonstrated track record of butting heads with corporate elites, including fighting the interests of pharmaceutical companies and banks. He is precisely the kind of public servant ECU would like to see more of in Congress.
— Tiffany Muller (@Tiffany_Muller) August 8, 2018
Another End Citizens United Endorsement is Jacky Rosen running for U.S. Senator in Nevada. Rosen is currently the Congressional Representative for Nevada’s 3rd District. She co-sponsored the DISCLOSE Act of 2017, a measure designed to increase transparency of where campaign cash contributions come from. She is running against incumbent Sen. Dean Heller, which End Citizens United identifies as among the worst offenders in grabbing huge donations from giant corporations. He voted against the DISCLOSE Act.
Former CIA agent Elissa Slotkin has the ECU backing in her bid for Michigan’s 8th District seat. She is running against another “Big Money 20” cash creep, Mike Bishop. Bishop has a despicable record of raking in corporate cash and using his office as if he were little more than a paid-man-for-hire for those who fund his campaigns. He even voted to dump the Affordable Care Act which would leave millions of people without health insurance.
Kelly, Slotkin and Rosen are examples of End Citizens United’s battle to take back the U.S. House from Republicans while supporting candidates that care more about individual, average voters than the whims of giant corporations and greedy billionaires.