Martin Heinrich was endorsed by a group that raised a lot of money in last month’s congress election in Georgia. This group is End Citizen United. End Citizens United is in support of campaign finance reform. The president and executive director of End Citizen United, Tiffany Muller, not only endorsed but also praised Heinrich. He accepted the endorsement promising to work towards banning corporate spending in elections and putting an end to the corruption of election systems. According to Heinrich, Corporations are not people, and the bad decisions allow secret money from big corporations including those that are not in the country to buy their way into the government all the way up to the White House.
According to the group, they have 330,000 donors across the country, and they recently raised $1.4 million for Jon Ossoff, a Democratic candidate for the 6th Congressional District, Georgia. The group is also growing beyond the borders since, at the moment, it has at least 30000 members in New Mexico. The most popular race of the group is the special election race but it also ran advertisements for the senate race of U.S last year, and their candidate of choice won the election. So far, Heinrich faces competition from only one Republican, Mick Rich, and a business man who has announced that he is running for the same position.
End Citizens United is a Washington based political action committee that is focused on driving big money from politics. Within the first three months of this year, End Citizen United raised more than $4 million and has projected that it will raise $35 million before the 2018 midterm elections for Congress. Following the fundraising details, this would be a significant surge from the $25 million the PAC took for the election in 2016 that was its first cycle of operation during elections.
Within the first four months of the year, an average of one hundred thousand people contributed to the PAC and out of these, forty thousand were contributing for the first time, according to Tiffany Muller. The leaders of End Citizen United have stated that their main goal is to elect the champions of campaign-finance reform to Congress.
Muller reported that the average donation that the PAC received throughout the year is twelve million dollars. The supporters of the movement feel that the structure is rigged against them, and therefore, those who contribute more have a bigger say. They are further fueled by the fact that Democrats are unhappy that President Trump won the election and are more than ready to fight back against the agenda of the president and his nominees including the appointed Supreme Court Judge, Neil Gorsuch.