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— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) August 30, 2018
Beto O’Rourke challenges Senator Ted Cruz for the Senate seat in the November election in Texas. O’Rourke supports the policy of ending the campaign finance rules that came from the Supreme Court decision in the Citizen’s United Case. O’Rourke does not accept Political Action Committee funds and his success to this point has been both surprising and a tribute to grassroots fundraising.
The contrast between the candidates in the Texas Senate race mirrors the broader question of the voice of the people in US politics. O’Rourke is the challenger, a relative newcomer with progressive ideas. He does not accept PAC funds and appeals to small donors for his support.
Senator Cruz is a model of the big money establishment candidate and politician. He reaches out to PACs and other dark money sources and has amassed a large amount of funds from the so-called mega-donors and PACs. Cruz promotes the influence of money in elections that campaign reform advocates oppose. Senator Cruz has low personal popularity polling numbers in Texas and across the country; he supports policies that benefit big business along with conservative ideals. Read more about End Citizens United at politifact.com
– A Trail of Polling
The early polls in the Texas race showed large percentage leads for Senator Cruz. The trend in the polls have shown a steady increase in support for O’Rourke to the current time when the race is close, and in some polls, statistically even. End Citizens United’s polling agrees that the lead has shrunk, and the momentum favors Mr. O’Rourke and his grassroots organizing and fundraising.
– The November Elections
The outcome is uncertain, and the uncertainty represents a victory for grassroots fundraising and organizing. Unlike early predictions, political experts agree that the race will be close and that Mr. Cruz is in a tough re-election battle. The experts also agree that this is a battle of the impact of political funding. Organizations like End Citizens United play an important role when endorsing candidates and funding grassroots campaigns. The test of popular participation versus corporate-type funding is on display in the Cruz – O’Rourke Senate contest. Many observers agree that there is already a victory for the policy of ending soft money in politics.
End Citizens United has confirmed a list of 20 political “targets” for the upcoming 2018 mid-term elections. The group, a PAC (political action committee) is founded on the principle of eliminating “big-money” from wielding influence in elections.
With the release of its Senators and Congressional Representatives who have previously benefited through special interest funding, End Citizens United has singled out those termed “the worst of the worst in Congress” by executive director Tiffany Muller.
With the subsequent announcement by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan that he would not seek re-election the list of names is presently reduced to 19. Listed below are the incumbents dubbed “Big Money 20” by End Citizens United. They are considered to have favored big money special interests over their own constituents. This may have been in one or more ways — by accepting large donations, by supporting legislation that favored their big-money benefactors, or by opposing campaign reform.
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Leaving Speaker Ryan off the list, these are the 19 Republican incumbents who End Citizens United will work to defeat in the upcoming elections:
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas
Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada
Rep. Mike Bishop of Michigan
Rep. Rod Blum of Iowa
Rep. Mike Bost of Illinois
Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey
Rep. Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania
Rep. Duncan Hunter of California
Rep. Will Hurd of Texas
Rep. Darrell Issa of California
Rep. Tom MacArthur of New Jersey
Rep. Pat Meehan of Pennsylvania
Rep. Erik Paulsen of Minnesota
Rep. Rob Pittenger of North Carolina
Rep. Dana Rohrbacher of California
Rep. Peter Roskam of Illinois
Rep. Claudia Tenney of New York
Rep. Mimi Walters of California
To support opposition candidates End Citizens United is estimating it will need to raise $35 million. Adhering to the strictures of a traditional political action committee, no donation will not exceed $5,000.
We need to treat the cause not just the symptoms. Our campaign finance system has loopholes that allows countries like Russia to meddle in our elections. https://t.co/Y7d1g560ns
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) March 20, 2018
The United State’s 2016 presidential campaign raised so many eyebrows among the concerned diplomats who champion for fairness and equal opportunities for all. This means that candidates as to a particular political seat should not in any way corrupt, compromise or manipulate the electorate in whichever manner. End Citizen United has been at the forefront to ensure that there is control use of electoral money so that the big wings do not allure the electorate’s decision based on monetary terms. They should rather access eligibility based on value, performance, and capability.
End Citizen United lays liable the Russian Government for alleged involvement in the 2016 election to fabricate the end outcome of the presidential race. This revelation followed the inquiry of the aftermath with Donald Trump having lost the popular vote with a hooping well over 3 million votes. End Citizen United strongly feels that the Huffington Article which uncovered the purported odds is not just any other publication but has material facts about the whole electoral process right from the campaigning period.
A certain Russian Company had been exposed to alteration leading to illegal and unethical financing and expenditure of some campaign trails. The very close relationship had also been noted to some high profiled lawmakers and politician linked to a particular candidate. In addition, the Kremlin political and gave many leads since it was somewhat in favor of Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton was hence left at a disadvantaged position. For these reasons, End Citizen United pick pointed biased political involvement to direct outcomes.
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About End Citizen United
End Citizen United is a Political Action Committee whose aim is to advocate for fairness and equality in a free and favorable environment. It was initially founded to restrict the financing and spending during the US Elections. It is multifaceted in approach since it also looks into account issues of government/corporate manipulation of elections, campaign, and electoral reforms and the controlled use of guns or other firearms.
It is more popular for is firm stand on social issues. End Citizens United has been boldly opposing ideas and bills doomed to be unlawful or oppressing. In the past, it has challenged some decisions of the Supreme Court and the Federal Electoral Commission. The sweet part about End Citizens United is that it has unearthed evils, brought to attention contentious issue and foremost restores integrity in high offices. Interestingly, End Citizen United is funded by Grassroots members and do not accept political in their membership because they carry a capacity to influence decisions through their money.
Learn more about End Citizens United: http://releasefact.com/2017/11/end-citizens-united-works-to-protect-johnson-amendment/
This is a real headline. It shouldn’t be. https://t.co/rnlyCpjf7B
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) November 16, 2017