Some say that Beto O’Rourke is attempting to do the impossible. He is trying to unseat a nationally-known Republican Senator in the state of Texas, one of the reddest of red states where any Democrat is automatically at a disadvantage right out of the gate.
But recent polls show that Congressman O’Rourke is steadily closing the gap in his run to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, one of the wiliest politicians and corporate cash bloated incumbents in Congress today.
O’Rourke recently received more good news in that he has been endorsed by a national ticket political action committee known as End Citizens United. This is a group dedicated to one goal: getting Big Money out of politics.
End Citizens united is backing Rep. O’Rourke because he is running a campaign while rejecting donations from major corporations, private billionaires or super-PACs. See more of End Citizen United on facebook.
Beto O-Rourke accepts only small donation from thousands of supporters. He’s running an old fashioned grassroots-style campaign that places the power of political influence where it belongs — with the people.
End Citizens united was formed in 2015 as a reaction to the outrageous 2010 Supreme Court decision that came to be known as Citizens United. The ruling opened the floodgates for major corporations and Big Money donors to effectively “buy” the candidate of their choice. Citizens United determined that “corporations are people” and that “money equals free speech.”
The corrupting influence of this decision has been demonstrable in our election process. End Citizens United is working hard to elect candidates like Beto O’Rourke as a first step toward a long-term goal of overturning the 2010 Supreme Court action. Before that can be done, at least one House of Congress must flip from Republican to Democrat control.
Democrats like Beto O’Rourke support the goals of End Citizens United while Sen. Ted Cruz is all about taking as much Big Money and Dark Money he can get his hands on. In fact, Cruz has been named to ECU’s “Big Money 20” list — a tally of the worst offenders of campaign finance regulations in the United States.