End Citizens United Announces Endorsement for Conor Lamb of Pennsylvania

     End Citizens United is a well-known democratic political action committee that is located in the United States. This group puts a large focus on removing large money companies and individuals from government. They believe in a level playing field in politics and raise money to help underdog candidates. End Citizens United was founded in 2015 and focused its operations on the 2016 election cycle. They were successfully able to raise more than $7.5 million for the 2016 election year and had an ambitious goal of raising thirty five million dollars for the 2018 election year. Out of the donations raised they contributed $4.4 million during the 2016 election cycle. One key factor about End Citizens United is that they do not accept large monetary donations. They will not accept donations larger than five thousand dollars. There are over three million members of this action committee and these members make small monetary donations towards election causes that End Citizens United deems worthy.

 

Conor Lamb is currently running to represent his Pennsylvania district in congress. He is from the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania in a region where Trump won by only twenty percent. There are many lifelong democrats in this region who are blue collar workers that have slowly turned republican in the surrounding suburbs and mill towns. This special election does have republicans on edge. Lamb is a democrat who is competing against Rick Saccone a republican. Rick previously held a position as a state representative and he was a military intelligence officer. Lamb is a marine veteran and a former federal prosecutor. This region has become slightly more republican over the past few years but many veterans rallied around Lamb. He is considered the first viable Democratic congressional candidate that the region has had in nearly two decades. Over 85 people braved the snowy roads and frigid temperature to hear Lamb speak at a local VFW hall. This is one of the largest crowds the region has seen rally behind a candidate in quite some time. End Citizens United announced their endorsement for Conor Lamb but has not disclosed the amount of money they plan to donate towards his special election.

For more, please go to https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/04/how-to-reverse-citizens-united/471504/.

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