One of the Democratic candidates that the End Citizens United PAC has endorsed is Beto O’Rourke who is running against the incumbent Senator Ted Cruz. One would think a Democrat running for the Senate in Texas of all places would stand no chance of ever winning. Many polls, though, show he has a fighting chance. He will likely lose but that he’s made an actual race of it is remarkable and shows how tired many voters are of Republicans.
End Citizens United is a national organization that solely focuses on reducing the amount of influence money has in Washington D.C. They were established on March 1, 2015, in the nation’s capital. They ran a poll of the Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz race in July and it showed Cruz leading 45 to 37 percent. Earlier in the year, Cruz had led by as much as 18 percent so O’Rourke has been gathering quite a bit of support. Read more news about the group on USA Today.
Many agree that Ted Cruz is one of the most unlikeable politicians in America which really says something. People have said that the biggest danger to his losing his reelection campaign is himself and his inherent unlikeability. Meanwhile, as voters get to know more about Beto O’Rourke they like him and what he stands for.
The team at End Citizens United notes that Ted Cruz always put his own interests and those of his corporate backers over what his constituents need and want. He was one of the Senators that shut down the government which resulted in thousands of federal employees losing work and pay.
End Citizens United has endorsed Beto O’Rourke because he won’t take campaign money from corporate political action committees. A number of environment PACS have also endorsed him such as the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund. Republican’s have spent years claiming climate change doesn’t exist but now that most people can plainly see that’s not the case getting endorsed by an environmental group is a pretty big deal. As more and more voters care about the health of the global environment O’Rourke could pick up more votes and possibly win his election.
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.
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.
Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_Citizens_United