Despite being the closest challenger to now-President Donald Trump during the 2016 Presidential election cycle, Ted Cruz now faces a clear battle for his Senate seat. Over the course of his time in office, the former Tea Party candidate, who was elected thanks to a grassroots campaign has become one of the leading recipients of special interest money in Washington D.C. In the face of the self-serving interests of Cruz, Democrat Beto O’Rourke is seeking to overcome the incumbent and turn the red seat to blue.
At the start of 2018, the Midterm looked to be claimed by Cruz with an 18-point lead reported for the former Presidential candidate. However, as 2018 has progressed, Cruz has seen his lead fall to just eight percent in a recent End Citizens United poll; Cruz is polling just five percent ahead of O’Rourke in a recent University of Texas study. Much of the success of Beto O’ Ruorke comes from his endorsement fro the influential End Citizens United PAC dedicated to bringing an end to the controversial Citizens United Supreme Court decision of 2010.
Among the many reasons for the success of Beto O’Rourke in recent polls is the work ethic shown by the former Texas Congressman in visiting every county in the Lone Star State. Another is the endorsement of End Citizens United, a traditional PAC which was created to bring an end to the Citizens United decision which has been reported to be a negative influence on the American political system since ti was created by a 2010 Supreme Court decision.
The End Citizens United PAC is of great importance to Beto O’Rourke as the candidate has so far refused to work with polling groups and political consultants. Despite this traditional approach to campaigning, O’Rourke sits just five points from pulling off one of the most impressive upsets in U.S. political history. Ted Cruz stands at the precipice of losing his seat in the Senate because of his own self-serving attitude towards his constituents including his key role in the recent government shutdown led by members of the Republican Party.
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“The people of Hawai‘i know special interests are drowning out their voices in Washington & they’re demanding reform. Doug is a progressive leader who has committed to rejecting corporate PAC money & will fight for reform in Congress. We’re proud to endorse him.” – @StopBigMoney pic.twitter.com/HdVtbfhSAs
— Lt. Governor Doug Chin (@dougchinforhi) July 24, 2018