Democrats have shored up 34 congressional seats in special elections in the last year. This signals a blue wave coming for the 2018 midterms. And there is a Texas politician that is challenging Ted Cruz for his senatorial seat. His name is Beto O’Rourke and he is from El Paso. Read more news about the group on USA Today.
The latest poll by End Citizens United shows the challenge is just a few points behind the longtime conservative senator. And this is shocking considering that Ted Cruz takes up one of the safest seats for the Republicans in the midterms. But it seems his status is being challenged.
There has already been some ridiculousness in this race. Ted Cruz, whose actual name is Rafael Cruz, was born in Calgary, Canada. Yet the conservative senator attacks the Challenger from El Paso for using the name Beto instead of his birth certificate name of Robert. But the Democratic candidate plainly explains that Beto is short for Robert in the city of El Paso, Texas, where he’s from. And the Democratic challenger has too much class to attack Ted Cruz for using a different name altogether.
There is a major difference between these two candidates that should vault Beto to the Senate. O’Rourke is a staunch opponent of a Supreme Court case known as Citizens United. This puts him in line with End Citizens United which is a political action group that is determined to repeal the decision. View the group’s profile on Politifact.com.
End Citizens United has endorsed O’Rourke because they are on the same page. They believe that every voter should have a voice in every election and that corporations should not be able to influence election cycles. But the Supreme Court decision known as End Citizens United makes it possible for corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections. This is all legally possible because the conservative court found that corporations are people with First Amendment rights. These rights can only be exercised through the spending of money and there can be no limits put on that spending.
End Citizens United and Democratic Senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke both believe that this decision needs to be repealed in order to restore voting rights to the people.
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— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) August 21, 2018