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Josh Welle, the Democratic candidate for Congress in New Jersey's 4th district.

End Citizens United endorses Welle

By Nikita Biryukov, July 17 2018 12:12 pm

End Citizens United, a political action committee working to dismantle the U.S. Supreme Court decision for which it is named, on Tuesday endorsed House candidate Joshe Welle, citing his rejection of corporate PAC campaign contributions.

“Americans are fed up with Washington ignoring their voices while mega-donors and corporations call the shots,” said Tiffany Muller, President of End Citizens United. “By rejecting corporate PAC money, Josh is proving to voters that he’s listening and he’s accountable to them — not corporate special interests. We’re proud to endorse Josh and look forward to helping him win in November.”

Most Americans support limiting how much money individuals and groups can contribute to political campaigns.

A Pew Research Center poll conducted in March found that 77% of Americans thought there should be limits on campaign contributions, and Democrats were more likely to think that donors who give large sums to politicians had more influence than others.

So, there’s some question about how much Welle will benefit from the endorsement, but it appears as though the issue has some appeal across party lines.

“I am honored to have the support of End Citizens United, a group who believes in the power of transparency in political spending and is working hard to end Big Money in politics,” Welle said. “I look forward to working with ECU to ensure that my campaign is powered by people, not corporate interests, and that the only interests I am accountable to are those of the people of NJ-4.”

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