The state of Texas is known to be largely conservative by nature with Republican Senator Ted Cruz elected with ease to the Senate. Despite being elected on the back of a grassroots campaign organized by the Tea Party, Cruz has since become one of the best-known and largest recipients of special interest group funding in Washington D.C. End Citizens United shocked many political experts by placing the Texas Senator on its list of potential targets during the 2018 Midterms. Read more about the group on Wikipedia.
Cruz is being challenged by Texas Congressional Representative Beto O’Rourke, who has decided to challenge the former Republican Presidential candidate for his seat as he believes Cruz does not represent the needs of the people of Texas. O’Rourke is refusing to accept funding from Super PAC’s and special interest groups as he believes the integrity of Washington D.C. is being negatively affected by special interest group funding. End Citizens United is one of the few PAC’s Beto O’Rourke is willing to work with as they do not allow donations of more than $5,000 from any member. More than 70 Democrats and independents have signed the End Citizens United pledge to refuse special interest group funding during the 2018 Midterms which has attracted some of the best-known names on the left of U.S. politics. Learn more about the group on Crunchbase.
To back up his claims to not be affected by the traditional pitfalls of U.S. politics, Beto O’Rourke is refusing to use political consultants and polling groups. Instead, O’Rourke is seeking to run a no-frills campaign curated by volunteers who share his values and mindset.
Polls have shown the majority of voters in Texas do not know enough about O’Rourke to vote for him confidently. However, when the stance on the election campaign financing rules of Beto O’Rourke is explained to voters he leaps into a small lead, according to a recent poll conducted by End Citizens United.
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— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) August 21, 2018