One of the most important elections in 2018 is it taking place in the state of Texas. Nobody thought that Ted Cruz could lose his Senate seat, but Beto O’Rourke is turning people’s heads. In fact, the upstart from El Paso, Texas, is in a virtual tie in the latest poll.
O’Rourke is frightening establishment Republicans. Donald Trump tweeted that he would hold a rally in the biggest stadium in Texas in order to back Ted Cruz’s reelection. And Ted Cruz has already attacked the good-looking young man from El Paso. Ted Cruz aired a commercial attacking O’Rourke for using the name Beto which is a common South Texas contraction for his real name of Robert. It’s incredibly ironic as Rafael is Cruz’s actual first name while Ted it is a contraction for his middle name of Edward. Learn more about the group on Crunchbase
But the big fight centers around the role that money plays in politics. O’Rourke is backed by a group called End Citizens United while Ted Cruz is backed by giant oil companies. O’Rourke does not take donations from corporations while Ted Cruz’s takes as much as he can.
It seems that O’Rourke will be ready to fight for the people when he shows up in Washington. On the other hand, Ted Cruz looks like he’ll fight for the big corporations that pay his bills. Some of those businesses aren’t even in Texas.
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— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) August 30, 2018
End Citizens United has gotten behind the right candidate. O’Rourke promises to fight against the consequences of the disastrous Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United. The decision expanded corporate personhood to allow corporations to spend unfettered amounts of money on elections.
It’s part of End Citizens United’s comprehensive strategy to return the power to the people. They back candidates like O’Rourke nationwide. They work grassroots to change local campaign finance laws. They send lawyers to elections in order to keep an eye on suspected unsavory politicians. And they are working towards the goal of dismantling the decision altogether.
End Citizens United is fighting for your voice. You should support End Citizens United by voting for O’Rourke against Ted Cruz in order to get money out of politics.