Some of Donald Trump’s top aides were recorded at a recent fundraising event. They were assuring mega-donors in a closed-door meeting that the Republicans would weather the Trump storm. But they admitted that Ted Cruz was likely to lose his Senate seat in Texas. They pointed to his unlikeability and the fitness of his challenger from El Paso. View their financial information on Open Secrets.
That man is named Beto O’Rourke. He’s already become internet famous with a few viral videos. The congressman from El Paso has been traveling around the state of Texas holding town hall meetings. He is intent on visiting every county. He stands in front of the conservative voters of Texas to answer tough questions. And his passionate answers have become viral videos.
The articulate congressman has surged in the polls. He’s only a few points behind Cruz in a race nobody thought was winnable. End Citizens United sure thought it was winnable, though. The political action committee has been working for O’Rourke for the last few months. End Citizens United has unleashed its grassroots skills to benefit the upstart from El Paso. Follow the group on facebook.com.
They believe in his views on campaign finance. Specifically, they love how he only takes money from people while denying any contributions made by corporations. End Citizens United also loves his stance on Citizens United. Beto O’Rourke wants it abolished.
The Supreme Court made the Citizens United decision back in 2010. The name of the decision carries the same name of the right-winged PAC that started this whole mess. Citizens United wanted to air 90 minutes of propaganda concerning Hillary Clinton during the 2008 elections season. The FEC shot them down.
Another federal court also shot Citizen United’s appeal down. Then the conservative-leaning Supreme Court stepped in to render an awful decision that fundamentally changed our elections. They somehow stated that corporations are now people with the constitutional freedom to spend money in an expression of free speech.
Now End Citizens United and Beto O’Rourke are fighting to demolish the decision. End Citizens United are backing candidates like O’Rourke around the country in an effort to restore voting rights to actual people.