Running for the 1st Congressional District seat for New Hampshire is Democrat Chris Pappas. His campaign received a significant boost recently when the national ticket PAC End Citizens United endorsed him. The group is keen on Pappas because of his strong stance on campaign finance reform. Like End Citizens United, Chris Pappas wants to get big money, Super PAC and dark money out of politics once and for all.
Pappas is proud that all money raised for his campaign amounts to donations from ordinary people who have contributed $100 or less. That includes support from at least 80 New Hampshire cities. In fact, two-thirds of all the money Pappas has raised is from in-state sources. Big money flowing into small states like New Hampshire has become an increasing problem, according to ECU officials. It’s all about mysterious outside groups coming in to buy local candidates so that they shape the way Washington D.C. works and votes for the entire nation. Visit their page on Facebook.
Pappas has deep roots in New Hampshire. He was born in Manchester. His great-great grandfather immigrated to New Hampshire from Greece in the early 1900s. Chris Pappas is a Harvard graduate and served two terms in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. He previously served as Treasurer for Hillsborough County.
Pappas represents the kind of candidate End Citizens United has been identifying in races across the country ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. The group wants to flip the U.S. House from Republican control to Democrat control. Most importantly, however, is for the candidate to share the End Citizens United goal of overturning the disastrous 2010 Supreme Court ruling known as Citizens United. It was that decision which opened the floodgates for Big Money interests to wreak havoc on the U.S. election system.
Pappas is running against Republican Eddie Edwards, the former chief of police for the city of South Hampton. Unlike Pappas, Edwards has shown little interest in turning away huge cash donations, many from out-of-state sources.
End Citizens United has raised $35 million in its effort to elect candidates across the country who support campaign finance reform. Average donation to the group is just $14 each.
.@MimiWaltersCA sold out her constituents in #CA45 in exchange for Big Money from the gun lobby and telecom industries. She doesn’t deserve to represent Californians—and we’re letting them know in our new ad. Check it out here: pic.twitter.com/aaUm3hhwtj
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) October 24, 2018