Why End Citizens United Is Backing Texas’ Beto O’Rourke For The US Senate

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.

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