Despite only being established in 2015, End Citizen United has become one of the major players in U.S. politics with a positive message of bringing an end to the huge sums of money provided to politicians to aid their election campaigns. The 2010 Supreme Court decision to allow unlimited funding of election campaigns by Super PAC’s has become one of the most divisive in U.S. history and led directly to the establishment of End Citizens United with Tiffany Muller as President. In 2018, the Midterm elections are the perfect chance for End Citizens United to put into practice the winning formula which has helped Democrats win more than 30 seats from Republicans since the election of President Donald Trump in 2016.
Tiffany Muller had already made waves in Washington D.C. by announcing a list of the top targets for End Citizens United in the 2018 Midterms which included some big names on the Conservative side of the political spectrum. Despite many political experts believing Senator Ted Cruz had one of the safest seats in Washington, Muller made sure to include him on the list of those politicians who the PAC hoped to unseat in the coming elections.
The naming of Democrat, Beto O’Rourke as the Democratic opponent of Cruz may have been largely underwhelming as his personal politics were not well known in Texas but this has so far worked in his favor as the gap between the pair in polls has fallen to just eight points from 18 at the start of the campaign. Cruz has seen his disapproval rating rocket to 49 percent in recent months with an approval rating standing at just 38 percent among the constituents surveyed; in contrast, Democrat O’Rourke saw his poll figures stand at 61 percent having no opinion on O’Rourke and his political stance.
During the 2016 Presidential election campaign, End Citizens United discovered their campaigns focusing on the removal of big money from politics had a positive effect on campaigning in traditionally Republican areas instead of the usual Democrat message which scored lower in research. One of the main focal points of this campaign season for O’Rourke and End Citizens United has been the decision by the candidate not to accept funding from Super PAC’s which can be seen as heavily influencing the political future of a politician; End Citizens United relies solely on grassroots donations capped at $5,000 per member to achieve its aims, a choice Beto O’Rourke is also making to stick with grassroots funding. Ted Cruz followed a similar grassroots campaign in 2010 with Tea Party finding to secure his Senate seat but is now one of the largest recipients of funding from influential PAC’s and lobbyists in Washington.
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