Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has vowed to no longer accept campaign contributions from corporate PACs, she announced Tuesday.
With the new pledge, taken in conjunction with the group End Citizens United, Gillibrand became the fourth sitting U.S. senator to reject corporate PAC money, joining Sens.
“Because of the corrosive effect of corporate money in politics, I’ve decided from this point on I am no longer accepting corporate PAC checks into my campaign,” Gillibrand said in a video announcing her decision.
The New York senator, who is up for re-election this year, received an endorsement from End Citizens United after announcing her promise to no longer accept money from corporate PACs.
End Citizens United has endorsed 18 other Senate candidates, including 14 incumbents.
I will no longer accept donations from corporate PACs, and I wanted to share why I’ve made that decision. I hope you’ll join me in doing everything we can to fight to reform our broken campaign finance system. pic.twitter.com/v2oWvEiUCe— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) February 13, 2018