Feehan And ECU Look To Keep MN-01 Blue
For a long time now Minnesota has served as a liberal bastion in the Midwest, and although Hillary Clinton’s margin over Donald Trump was not as large as Democratic presidential candidates in years past, it has still been a reliable source of good, working-class oriented politics. In the First Congressional District of Minnesota there is a very important election coming up in a bit of a purple district that is sure to be a bellwether for results across the country.
End Citizens United, a sprawling grassroots organization designed to get special interest money out of politics, has thrown their hat in the ring by endorsing Democratic candidate Dan Feehan. The congressional seat will be open as Democrat Tim Walz tries to take the Governor’s seat in 2018.
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Dan Feehan is the type of candidate who is not just going to walk the walk on campaign finance reform, he is going to be leading the march against it. His campaign embodies his message as he has refused to take ANY corporate PAC money in his election cycle — a noble cause that is supported by a majority of working-class Americans who want their voices heard by politicians. End Citizens United’s support is surely going to be a boost to help hold onto the seat, as End Citizen United boasts over 400,000 small-dollar donors which will surely go a long way in helping Feehan this November. The First Congressional District of Minnesota did vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016, but it is still very much a seat that should be considered winnable for a Democrat, especially a Democrat who supports common sense measures to remove the influence of dark money from our electoral process. Perhaps Feehan himself put it best saying: “Special interest groups and corporations have been able to buy influence over our democracy at the expense of real people. The unlimited amount of corporate money in our system has resulted in a system that benefits corporations and mega-donors, rather than middle and working class families.”
It is certainly going to be a competitive election and one to keep your eye on as we inch closer and closer to November, but Feehan scoring the ECU endorsement is a huge boost. End Citizens United has been behind a lot of the surprise victories for Democrats so far, including Connor Lamb’s shocker in Pennsylvania. If the predicted “Blue Wave” is to come to fruition for Democrats this November, candidates like Dan Feehan will be the key to unlocking it — and ECU will be behind him every step of the way.
Find more about End Citizens United: http://alivenewspaper.com/2018/03/end-citizens-united-endorses-candidates-swear-off-corporate-cash/
We need to treat the cause not just the symptoms. Our campaign finance system has loopholes that allows countries like Russia to meddle in our elections. https://t.co/Y7d1g560ns
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