Lawyer, James Bopp is the creator of an organization called End Citizens United. This organization is a political action committee which is focused on taking big money out of politics. This lawyer is working hard to turn our elections upside down. In early 2008 he got taken out of court for trying to create a movie about then presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to air on television during the Democratic presidential primaries. This was to show that she was both a ruthless political schemer as well as a “European socialist”.
It was then decided by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) had told End Citizens United that it wasn’t allowed to air or even advertise this movie while primary season was going on. This was because this movie didn’t show identification on who paid for it. Bopp made the argument that this movie deserved protections from the First Amendment. But, James Bopp didn’t let that news stop him. This was just the beginning. This organization was Bopp’s years of work to start chipping away at the nation’s campaign-finance regulation, mostly from obscure cases people didn’t think he would win. Now this lawyer is trying to attempt challenges which pull apart every surface of campaign-finance regulations.
In 2017 this group earned over $4 million in the middle of the first three months of the year. It predicts it will raise $35 million before the Congress 2018 midterm election. This would be an important surge from the $25 million the PAC (Political Action Committee) had taken in for the 2016. The first election cycle it operated More than 100,000 people gave money to the PAC) during the first quarter of 2017.
End Citizens United is operated as a PAC which is traditional and can’t receive more than $5,000. From one donator. But, even in this rule its fundraising in 2016 has helped it go to the top of the ranks of the Democratic-aligned groups spend in the elections last year. The spokesperson of the group Adam Bozzi said the group has created more ties to the campaign finance groups. His organization had joined forces with over two dozen groups to beg Republican senators who got campaign donations from Betsy Devos and her rich family members to save them from voting on her nomination as President Trump’s education secretary. After that, the senate voted 50-50 to confirm Vice President Pence and DeVos in casting the tie-breaking vote in the favor of her.