End Citizens United is an organization that is surely excited to see the progress being made by Beto O’Rourke (D), a grassroots campaigner who is attempting to disrupt the Republican status quo in Texas by pushing Ted Cruz out of the senator seat.
A recent poll conducted by End Citizens United reveals that the margin has become as slim as 45 to 37 percent, with Ted Cruz barely leading. O’Rourke has been steadily chipping away at this margin thanks to his determined and honest campaigning methods. He is being described as a rallying speaker, with a charismatic and down to earth demeanor. End Citizens United lends full support due to the fact that O’Rourke simply refuses to be involved with PACs. Read more about End Citizens United at politifact.com
This refusal to become involved in big money politics has created something of a folk hero out of O’Rourke. And the donations pouring in reflect this idea. O’Rourke was able to fundraise $2.4 million in the last three months of 2017. Comparing this to the $1.9 million collected by Ted Cruz (who is well known to accept money from PACs), and it seems that people are becoming quite inspired by Beto O’Rourke’s approach and aspirations.
End Citizens United tweeted: “96% of Americans blame money in politics as a cause for the dysfunction in our political system. That’s why Beto O’Rourke is running a different kind of race.”
This ‘different kind of race’ is the kind that will bring stability and honesty to the American government. In a political landscape that often seems to be racked by scandal and fraud, it will be interesting to see where the efforts of Beto O’Rourke will carry him. He is clear on his desires for change, and with the support of an organization like End Citizens United, is in a strong position to show America that people run politics, not money.