Energy continues to build around Quist’s campaign as more organizations endorse his bid for Congress. The latest news indicates that ECU has mobilized its grassroots supporters to raise money in support of Quist’s campaign. The total amount contributed by the ECU grass root members is in the range of $200,000 in small donations which translate to an average of $16 per contribution to the campaign.
While breaking the news, the president and the Executive Director of End Citizens, Tiffany Muller said that they decided to support Quist’s bid since his opponent, Greg Giagnforte is said to have broken his pledge to reject any money from the corporates. Tiffany accused Greg of saying one thing in public to the voters and then changes his stand while with the “big donors” in private.
After a huge backlash from most of the organizations that supported him, Greg is now said to be surviving on donations that he is receiving from small interest groups to reorganize his campaign. Tiffany stated that ECU member wouldn’t rest until the moment they send a real reformer to the Congress. Greg’s campaign was hit after he was recorded on tape telling the “big donors” that he supports the House bill that intends to take away health care from more than 24 million American citizens. After word had gone round, Quist’s campaign received a new energy as more supporters came to his side. He was able to raise more than $550,000 for his campaign in just a few days.
End Citizens United was one of the first organizations to endorse Quist’s bid for Congress. Most of his supporters have termed him as a reformer, which is the main reason why he has received immense support from different quotas. ECU says that it will continue to mobilize its members across Montana and also connect Quist’s campaign with local volunteers to ensure that he defeats Gianforte, his opponent.
More about ECU
ECU is a political action committee whose primary focus is to drive big money out of politics. Besides raising money for various political causes, the committee is also raising some big money of its own. The group is reported to have collected more than $4 million during the first quarter of this year and still projects to raise more than $35 million ahead of next year’s midterm Congress elections according to a fundraising report published in the USA TODAY.
The amount would be a significant increase from the $25 million that PAC raised for the 2016 election, which was his first election cycle since its inception. It is estimated that about 100,000 people contributed to the PAC during the first three months of 2017, and 40 percent were first-time contributors. Tiffany Muller is the President and Executive Director of PAC. He said that their goal is to send to office “campaign-finance reform champions.”