End Citizens United and Let America Vote: Q3: No Corporate PAC Candidates on Track to be Most Successful House Fundraisers of 2020 Cycle

Monday, 19. October 2020 19:53

Washington, DC, Oct. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With two weeks until Election Day, third quarter filings show that No Corporate PAC House candidates are on track to be the most successful House fundraisers of the 2020 election cycle. In Q3, FEC filings show that candidates refusing corporate PAC money outraised candidates accepting corporate PAC contributions by an average of $444,600. This is the seventh consecutive quarter of the 2020 cycle where DCCC Frontline Members rejecting corporate PAC contributions outraised Frontline Members who accept them. No Corporate PAC Frontline Members have outraised Frontline Members who accept corporate PAC contributions by an average of almost $1 million ($961,500) for the 2020 cycle overall.  

Eight of the ten highest raising Frontliners reject corporate PAC money. Seven No Corporate PAC Frontline members raised over $2 million for the third fundraising quarter while only one Frontine member accepting corporate PAC contributions raised over $2 million. 

Q3 Averages: 

  • Frontline Members who reject corporate PAC money: $1,705,600 
  • Frontline Members who don’t refuse corporate PAC money: $1,260,900
  • Difference of: $444,600

Q3 totals for House Frontline Members who reject corporate PAC money:

  • Rep. Colin Allred (TX-32): $1,258,900 
  • Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03): $1,525,700
  • Rep. Anthony Brindisi (NY-22): $1,500,400
  • Rep. Gil Cisneros (CA-39): $871,500
  • Rep. TJ Cox (CA-21): $1,637,000
  • Rep. Jason Crow (CO-06): $764,700
  • Rep. Joe Cunningham (SC-01): $1,797,300
  • Rep. Antonio Delgado (NY-19): $1,267,400
  • Rep. Jared Golden (ME-02): $1,861,400
  • Rep. Josh Harder (CA-10): $1,360,000
  • Rep. Kendra Horn (OK-05): $1,470,500
  • Rep. Andy Kim (NJ-03): $2,070,400
  • Rep. Conor Lamb (PA-17): $1,224,300
  • Rep. Mike Levin (CA-49): $618,400
  • Rep. Elaine Luria (VA-02): $1,847,300
  • Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ-07): $1,709,200
  • Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-06): $2,191,800
  • Rep. Chris Pappas (NH-01): $713,800
  • Rep. Katie Porter (CA-45): $5,224,400
  • Rep. Max Rose (NY-11): $2,072,600
  • Rep. Harley Rouda (CA-48): $1,435,700
  • Rep. Kim Schrier (WA-08): $1,612,100
  • Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08): $2,272,800
  • Rep. Abigail Spanberger (VA-07): $2,449,100
  • Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02): $2,442,400
  • Rep. Susan Wild (PA-07): $1,145,500

“No Corporate PAC candidates have consistently fired up the grassroots throughout the cycle. They’ve proven that you do not need to take corporate PAC money to compete. And this quarter’s impressive fundraising hauls show voters continue to be energized by their leadership and commitment to making government work for the people,” said End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller. “These reformers have stood up to Big Pharma to lower the cost of prescription drugs, protected middle class families against Big Banks, and fought to provide quality, affordable healthcare. They’re changing the rigged system, and the grassroots are joining them in the fight.” 

End Citizens United (ECU) and Let America Vote (LAV) merged in January to combat the two biggest challenges facing our democracy: Big Money and voter suppression. ECU is dedicated to getting Big Money out of politics and fixing the rigged system in Washington so that the government works for all Americans. LAV is building a grassroots effort to fight back against voter suppression and protect every American’s right to vote.

ECU and LAV is an entirely grassroots-funded organization that works to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. ECU has more than four million members nationwide. In 2018, over 1,000 LAV grassroots volunteers knocked on over 340,000 doors, made 112,000 calls, and sent 341,000 texts to help elect 100 pro-democracy leaders.

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Bawadden Sayed
End Citizens United and Let America Vote
bawadden@endcitizensunited.org
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