Informed voters always make the right decision. That’s why a political action committee known as End Citizens United has teamed up with Beto O’Rourke to educate you about campaign finance. Beto O’Rourke has been serving in Congress for the state of Texas and is now running against conservative incumbent Ted Cruz for his Senate seat in the 2018 midterms. And you just have to follow the money in order to be informed about these two candidates. View their financial information on Open Secrets.
Everyone is fired up to walk in Brownsville for @betoorourke, this morning! We know he is the fighter we need to work for the people. We know our #BorderSurge will bring us to victory.—Veronica pic.twitter.com/e2EU1L6v9K
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) August 19, 2018
Beto O’Rourke, who has been endorsed by End Citizens United, only takes small donations from individual citizens. This is what fuels his campaign and he has been able to raise almost as much money as Ted Cruz. The source of these funds allows him to go to Washington in order to fight for the people of Texas and nobody else. He is not beholden to interstate businesses or large corporations like Ted Cruz.
Ted Cruz, on the other hand, takes millions of dollars worth of donations from massive corporations and it is all protected by Citizens United. The Supreme Court decision ruled that corporations can spend an unlimited amount of cash to help influence elections. They found that corporations are people with First Amendment protections and that those corporations express their freedom of speech through spending. Ted Cruz takes advantage of this legal loophole to do the bidding of big business in Washington. Ted Cruz is the swamp. Follow the group on facebook.com.
Beto O’Rourke and End Citizens United want to see an end to this practice. They both believe that individual citizens have the power of the vote and corporations should have no influence over election cycles. They also believe that politicians become corrupt when they accept donations from corporations because they fall under heavy pressure from the large donor.
The recent End Citizens United poll shows that the Democratic challenger is on the heels of Ted Cruz. This is optimistic news as we are just months away from the 2018 midterm elections. And Beto O’Rourke could upset the longtime conservative senator from Texas if he receives enough online individual donations to combat the GOP’s negative attack ads.