On January 8, 2018, Tom Steyer spoke during a conference that was held in Washington. During the conference, he announced that he had planned to spend $30 million on a project to have more young people take part in the voting process. Jacky Rosen said that billionaires tend using dark money in influencing elections. However, Rosen did not comment when Tom made his announcement of spending money on elections. Tom Steyer said that he was ready to spend $2 million to get Jacky Rosen to the Senate.
Rosen thanked End Citizens for their support. She said that End Citizens would join her in the efforts of fighting against organizations and people spending huge amounts of money on elections. She noted that most mega-donors flood US elections with dark and unlimited money. Rosen said that she was set to fight against such donations to elections.
Tom Steyer had spent approximately $20 million in efforts of impeaching Donald Trump. Tom has clearly declared his position on political issues. Rosen invested most of her time as a politician hedging on single-payer health care system among other issues. Nevada Democrats believed that Rosen would embrace Steyer’s money.
Mr. Steyer is not the only megadonor who supported Democrats. Other notable billionaires who gave much support to Democrats include James Simons, George Soros, and Mike Bloomberg. In 2016, it was reported that these megadonors contributed above $20 million single-handedly. Even though they made such enormous contributions, they did not garner any form of objection especially the Democrats side.
On the other hand, Senator Cory Booker was praised by End Citizens United for renouncing corporate cash. The numbers of people embracing corporate money have been increasing in the recent past. The trend does not seem to change in future because politicians find it as an easy way of funding their campaigns.
End Citizens United is one of the Political Action Committees (PAC) that has identified major flaws in the electoral system of the United States. The decision made by the Supreme Court about Citizens United’s way of supporting elections gave room for interested parties with large amounts of money to influence political campaigns. Additionally, there was no need for transparency about such donations. End Citizens which is based out of Washington, D.C, is working hard to ensure that ‘big money’ does not influence elections in the United States. Instead, they are urging supporters to finance their preferred candidates.
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