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End Citizens United Fights To End The Influence Of Money

End Citizens United is a proletariat political action organization that endeavors to elect officials who will restructure campaign financing and overturn Citizens United.

Since its inception in March 2015, this privately funded organization is keen to minimize the influence of deep pockets in local and national politics. The organization came into being after Citizens United attempted to air an attack advert that would hurt Hillary Clinton who was then a Democratic candidate in 2008’s elections. Citizens United did not reveal who was bankrolling the purported movie which was against federal laws that required transparency on the backers for all political ads.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) deemed the movie as an ad and blocked it from airing. Citizens United fought this decision, but a federal court ruled against it. Two years later, the ruling was overturned by the Supreme Court, a decision that has serious ramifications for future elections. With the new ruling, corporates could contribute generously to campaigns and hide behind the term ‘anonymous donors.’ Once again, Citizens United could use their expansive networks of the wealthy elite like the Koch brothers to sponsor a tirade of negative campaigns against Democratic candidates.

Fast-forward to 2018, End Citizens United tried to propel Democrat Beto O’Rourke to beat his Republican rival Ted Cruz who was leading by a thin margin. Other polls like one conducted by Google indicated a massive lead of 18%. While ousting the incumbent Ted Cruz was not the central idea, a Democratic win in Texas would have been a significant milestone. In an ironic twist, the fact that voters don’t know much about Beto could appeal to voters and perhaps trigger a win over Cruz. The logic behind this projection is that Cruz’s poll ratings are not doing any favors for him as a candidate. 49% of those polled don’t see him in a favorable light, and this could be detrimental on voting day.

End Citizens United is making strides towards curbing the influence of America’s elite in elections as seen with their legal battle with Florida’s governor Rick Scott. The journey to level the playing field will be arduous, but it is comforting to know that good souls are fighting for change.

End Citizens United Reports Beto O’ Rourke Campain Closes Margin In Race For Texas Senatorial Seat

A recent poll by End Citizens United shows that Democratic Senatorial candidate Beto O’ Rourke has gained ground on incumbent Ted Cruz in Texas. And while winning Cruz’s seat was not immediately a focal point of the Democrats the party would be more than excited with the unexpected win.

The tightening race is in line with what has become an uncomfortable election cycle for Republicans who have watched as the Democratic Party has picked up 34 seats. End Citizens United reports that many of these seats were areas that have been traditionally controlled by the GOP. Find out more about End Citizens United at Federal Election Commission

End Citizens United was created in March of 2015 and is dedicated to removing big money from the political process indicates that Cruz’s lead is down to 8 points at a margin of 45 to 37 percent. Earlier in the year, Cruz campaign sources claimed that their Senator was ahead in the race by 18%. A subsequent poll done by Google showed the margin to be around 14%. In either case, the O’ Rourke campaign has reason to be heartened by the recent numbers.

End Citizens United used polls to discover the reason behind the O’Rourke rise and found it actually to more of a decline on the part of Senator Cruz. In fact, ECU found that 61% of likely voters in the state of Texas know so little about O’Rourke and his campaign that they are completely unable to express an opinion.

The problem for Ted Cruz is due to the fact that 49% of poll respondents view him in a negative light while only 38% view him with a positive lens.

Many Texans feel that Cruz has crafted a reputation of putting his own interests before the issues that are of importance to his constituents and as an example, they cite a shut down of the government forced by Cruz that cost work and pay for thousands of government employees.

Supporters of Cruz are hoping that his campaign will be free of further controversy and he will at least be able to hold the small lead he now enjoys over Beto O’ Rourke. But more and more Texans seem willing to take a chance on the unknown candidate as election time grows closer.

Read more: https://betofortexas.com/2018/02/beto-orourke-earns-the-support-of-end-citizens-united/