End Citizens United To Practice What It Preaches In Funding Campaigns

End Citizens United is gearing up for 2018 by marking a number of Republican incumbents for defeat. However, the Democratic political action committee will be following its own philosophy by avoiding large sources of funding.

In its “Big Money 20” program, the PAC expects to invest some $35 million to bring down Republican members of the U.S. Congress. This is some $10 million more than it spent in 2016. However, the organization is considered a traditional PAC and does not accept single donations of more than $5,000. Most of its funding thus comes in smaller donations made by its members.

The funds collected in its 2018 program will be used in 20 pivotal races, two of which involve the Senate and the rest the House of Representatives. The two Republican senators the PAC hopes to defeat are Ted Cruz of Texas and Dean Heller of Nevada. The House races will also take place in states that were both “blue” and “red” in 2016, including districts currently held by such Republicans as Dana Rohrbacher and Mimi Walters, both from California, and Will Hurd, who serves Texas.

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In its advertising, End Citizens United will emphasize finance reform and promote the need to remove large donations from the American political scene. This method proved fruitful in the 2016 U.S. Senate race in Nevada, which was won by Democratic candidate Catherine Cortez Masto. Research showed that voters who were not affiliated with major political parties responded favorably to the campaign finance reform message, with the issue apparently helping to secure a Democratic victory.

End Citizens United was established in 2015, five years after the U.S. Supreme Court decision that effectively eliminated restrictions on spending in American political campaigns. The PAC that adopted the name of the ruling is dedicated to tackling the issue of runaway spending. Based in the nation’s capital, End Citizens United has some three million members across the United States. Its current president is Tiffany Muller.

Highland Capital Management The Global Financial Firm

The major global financial firm, Highland Capital Management, hosts many important events at the George W. bush Presidential Center. The Center is located in Dallas, Texas. James Dondero who is the co-founder and President of Highland Capital is quite impressed with this center’s influence on the entire nation. The Bush Center is also considered to be a positive influence on the local community. Read this article at investopedia.com.

A major event at the Bush Center that Highland Capital is very proud to conduct is the Engage at the Bush Center public programs Series. By supporting this series Highland Capital is able to contribute to the long-term vision of the Bush Center.

Highland Capital has given a gift of $10 million to the Center that will help to continue several series of public programs at the Center. The Engage Series had the goal of bringing newsmakers, authors and thought leaders to the Center. This group of intelligent people will bring discussions and lectures all through the entire year.

The CEO of the Center, Kenneth Hersh, is grateful for the generous gift since it shows that Highland Capital is committed to invest in the future of the Center. Highland Capital has donated over $5 million since 2012 to the Center. It was also one of the benefactors that added to the development of the facilities. The Bush Center had opened in 2013.

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The first part of the event of the series took place on February 5. This was a two-part program about “Constitution Conversations: Justice Scalia’s Memorable Speeches / James Madison and Today’s Media.” All of the guest have to register, however, the admission is free of charge.

Since 2015 the Engage series has boasted sellout crowds. Programs of the past have included a vast range of leaders and newsmakers such as Lorne Michaels, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager, Bill Growder who is a Russia corruption fighter, and other noted speakers. Highland Capital is committed to continuing to support the Center by inviting and working with anyone who is an advantage to the knowledge of the community and the nation. Visit hcp.com to know more.