Let’s do a thought experiment. Let’s shed the political affiliations of two Senate candidates running in the 2018 midterm elections. Let’s just put their politics aside for a second and look at the source of their funding. Each of these candidates receives donations in order to put on their campaigns in the lead-up to the midterms. The group’s financial information is available on OpenSecrets.Org.
Candidate A does not take donations from large corporations. In fact, the candidate does not take donations from anyone other than individual citizens.
Candidate B takes large sums of money from corporations to fund a Senatorial campaign. This candidate takes advantage of a Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United to squeeze as much money out of big business as possible.
What happens when either of these candidates goes to Washington? It’s plain to see that Candidate A will fight for his constituents and has no obligations to special interests. Candidate B will be under heavy pressure to fight for corporations in the Senate. This can drown out the voice of the people.
Candidate A is Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke. Candidate B is conservative incumbent Ted Cruz.
It’s no wonder that End Citizens United has endorsed Beto O’Rourke for Senate. End Citizens United is a political action committee committed to the destruction of Citizens United. The Supreme Court decision allows political action committees for Ted is to take unlimited amounts of money from corporations. This ensures that the voice of corporations is much louder than the people in Washington, DC.
End Citizens United has been working tirelessly to endorse Democratic candidates that are opposed to the Supreme Court decision. The political action committee sees a great opening in Texas as Ted Cruz’s status begins to falter. People are beginning to understand his stance for big business. End Citizens United’s latest poll sees the Democratic challenger just a few points behind the longtime senator.
It would be a major victory for O’Rourke, End Citizens United and the people of the United States as their voice may be restored. It will take a Herculean effort to overturn the decision made by the highest court in the judicial branch. But it will restore democracy for all. Visit their page on Facebook.