The Senate seat of Republican Ted Cruz would appear to be one of the safest in Washington D.C. after the former Presidential candidate set out to develop his career as one of the leading lights on the right of U.S. politics with the backing of many different conservative groups. After winning his seat in Washington in 2010 with the aid of the Tea Party and a grassroots-funded campaign, Cruz now sees his own seat under threat because of a low approval rating and a Democrat challenger in Beto O’Rourke who is looking to follow in the footsteps of Cruz with a grassroots campaign.
Beto O’Rourke was recently endorsed by the influential End Citizens United PAC which has seen the candidate pledge not to accept funding from Super PACs, special interest groups, or billionaire donors during his campaign. End Citizens United is committed to making sure the people of the U.S. have the opportunity to reclaim the power in the U.S. political system which was altered by the 2010 Supreme Court Citizens United decision; End Citizens United is not only fighting to reverse the Supreme Court decision but is also monitoring other attacks on the Constitutional rights of individuals regarding election finances including attempts to limit the power of the Johnson Amendment.
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Despite beginning his career as a grassroots-funded candidate, Cruz has recently become one of the main politicians accepting funding from special interest groups totaling more than $1.5 million; Beto O’Rourke is hoping to use this against Cruz in the coming months as the November 2018 Midterms draw closer as he now heads a recent poll conducted by End Citizens United detailing the campaign financing issues the U.S. faces. Although 61 percent of those polled explained they had little to no understanding of the political choices of Beto O’Rourke he pushed into a two-point lead overall when his views on campaign financing and the funds accepted by Cruz were explained to potential voters.
Many political observers believe the chances of Beto O’Rourke overcoming the political fundraising powerhouse, Ted Cruz are low the recent successes of Democrats such as Doug Jones in Alabama is filling candidates with renewed hope for the future. The pledge by Beto O’Rourke may seem to have limited his fundraising abilities but the Democrat has recently been outperforming Cruz in terms of funding received over the last two quarters with the last three months of 2017 giving Beto O’Rourke a campaign financing advantage of $500,000 over his Republican rival.
Learn more about End Citizens United: https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00573261/