End Citizens United, a popular PAC is known for its fights against money politics and cash flow into the election process, made sure that Rob Quest is getting more than $200,000 from its members’ contributions. The small donations which averaged at $16 will help Quest in his campaign as the PAC decided to endorse his campaign last month. “Grass root level contributions are making a difference, and people wanted to have an independent and different voice for Montana,” said Tiffany Muller, the Executive Director of the PAC. In contrast, Greg Gianforte, the opponent of Quest is getting the support of the large donors and looking for secret money from specific interest groups. Gianforte also found to be speaking something to people and something different to his large donors, per Muller.
Gianforte recently found talking in private that he would vote to remove the healthcare which is benefitting more than 24 million Americans, and within few days, Quist raised more than $550,000. End Citizens United has more than 14,000 volunteers in Montana, and they would support Quist in his campaigns with local supporters, and its national network of more than 330,000 small-dollar donors would ensure the money supply and defend any deceptive attacks by Gianforte and his followers, PAC confirmed. Last week, End Citizens United made an FEC complaint regarding the violation of law in terms of fundraising against Gianforte. The complaint also mentioned that he even broke the pledge made to Montanans that he wouldn’t accept any corporate PAC funds.
End Citizens United is known for raising huge sums from small-amount donors considering its vast number of supporters. In the initial three months of 2017, the PAC has collected at least $4 million, and it is planning to raise $35 million in total before the 2018 midterm elections for Congress. Considering the fact that the PAC has collected $25 million in the 2016 Presidential Election, this is going to be a great feat. By raising the amount, the PAC is planning to send maximum pro-reform campaigners to Congress and Senate. Earlier last month, End Citizens United came up to support the Democrat Jon Ossoff from Georgia.
The PAC is founded in the year 2015 to fight against the ill effects of 2010 Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court that gave unlimited and unaccounted access of cash into election campaign process. Since then, Super PACs and unions could support the candidates by pumping money in return for help for their business interests. Over the course of time, the verdict spoiled the concept of democracy – the voice of the people.
Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Charles Koch and George Soros just to name a few, these are names of the richest people on earth. While most of these billionaires were born in the United States, George Soros is an immigrant having moved to the United States from Hungary. Today, he has beaten all odds to become the biggest donor to the Democratic Party. Some of his major alliances with the party involves the outsized donations he makes to its candidates. He was the biggest donor in the 2004 elections when he made donations of over $30 million. George Soros was on it again when he made the same donations during the 2016 presidential elections. He supported Hillary Clinton, and the two have been friends for more than three decades.
According to the Politico, George Soros opposes the current US president as the two do not agree on critical issues. Being a supporter of the Black Lives Matter Foundation, George Soros donates money towards equality. He believes that people should not be judged according to the color of their skin. For you to receive the outsized donations of Georges Soros, you must believe in the things he holds dear to his heart. These issues that he believes in include criminal justice reforms, immigration reforms as well as religious tolerance.
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In the 2016 elections, George Soros also spent $2 million of his money to defeat a local sheriff in Maricopa County in Texas known as Joe Arpaio. Just like other contributions, this contribution was followed by donations from other billionaires such as Laura and John Arnold, Laurene Powel Jobs and Haim Saban. This sheriff had been accused of abusing his power while in office and ignoring the plights of immigrants. During his time in office, he encouraged child molestation, rape, and assault on immigrants. He is also accused of pursuing personal agenda. This sheriff had appeared on national television where he talked ill about immigration reforms. According to sources close to George Soros, he felt compelled to participate in the 2016 election as he felt stakes were high. He even compared Donald Trump to ISIS calling him an agent of ISIS. Read more on CNBC about George Soros.
George Soros was born in Hungary 85 years ago. He freed Nazi persecution in the year 1947 when he moved to the United Kingdom. He holds a degree in finance from London school of economics. As of today, he has a wealth of $26 billion, and he is ranked position 30 on the list of richest people on earth. His greatest mentor is Karl Popper who also influenced his thinking. Soros moved to the United States in 1956 and took a job at Wall Street. As of today, he supports democracies across the world focusing on Eastern Europe, Ukraine, Burma, and China. Visit projectsyndicate.com to know more about George.