The development of the End Citizens United PAC has seen the group become one of the best-known in U.S. politics as it fights to overcome the problems of big money flooding into the political system of the nation. Despite many believing the PAC would be a one issue political action committee the growth of End Citizens United has seen it come to play a major part in the 2016 election and the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. As a key part of the political campaign embarked upon by the Democrats in the U.S., End Citizens United has fired the first shots at Republicans by naming its “Big Money 20”.
The “Big Money 20” is a list of the top targets End Citizens United has identified from Republican candidates for reelection during the 2018 midterms including a range of politicians many feels are placing the concerns of their wealthy donors above those of the nation. Among those named by End Citizens United as their top targets for 2018 are former Presidential candidate Ted Cruz and House Speaker Paul Ryan despite many experts feeling the two top targets will not lose their seats in Congress but may have some uncomfortable moments on the campaign trail at the hands of End Citizens United.
One would probably feel the majority of those End Citizens United hopes to reach during the 2018 midterms would be registered Democrat voters who are unsure of voting; however, the 2016 election cycle showed End Citizens United it could have an impact on the way independent voters cast their ballot. The issue of campaign financing has obviously struck a chord with many voters and donors who are providing grassroots support for the End Citizens United PAC with all financial donations capped at just $5,000 as the group is registered as a traditional PAC.
End Citizens United has pledged to continue its fight against the campaign financing rules which were changed in a major way in 2010 with the Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United. By removing caps on the donations of wealthy donors the Citizens United decision has shifted the balance of power away from the general public and into the hands of the billionaire class who hope to influence the political future of the U.S. to further their own ends. The three million members of End Citizens United are on course to build an election fund topping $35 million by the time of the 2018 midterms which will be used to back Democrats who have shown support for changing election financing rules and returning to the earlier regulations used prior to 2010.