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Sen. Gillibrand vows to stop accepting donations from corporate PACs

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday pledged to stop accepting campaign contributions from corporate PACs, joining a small group of sitting Senators who made a similar move.

The backdrop: The pledge by the New York senator, who’s up for re-election, coincides with an endorsement from End Citizens United, a Democratic group created in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in 2010 that allows unlimited corporate spending to support political campaigns.