The decision of Representative Beto O’Rourke to leave his seat on the House of Representatives and fight for the Senate seat currently held by incumbent Ted Cruz has been shown to be an impressive one. O’Rourke has been endorsed by the influential End Citizens United PAC which is battling to bring an end to the Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court which opened up the election campaign financing laws to Super PACs and wealthy donors with O’Rourke pledging not to take donations from special interest groups and Super PACs; O’Rourke’s platform of election finance reform actually mirrors the initial choices made by Ted Cruz in 2010 when he unexpectedly took a seat in the Texas Senate with the backing of the Tea Party’s grassroots support.
Beto O’Rourke and End Citizens United are hoping the recent poor performance of Ted Cruz following the end of his Presidential election campaign in 2016 will continue to have a negative effect on his polling levels which have seen the Democrat slash an 18 point deficit to just eight points according to End Citizens United. One of the areas O’Rourke is looking to build on his performance in cutting the lead of Cruz over the course of the coming months is by getting his platform of campaign finance reform across to individuals in Texas who are largely unaware of his stand on many different areas of concern.
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A recent End Citizens United poll on endcitizensunited.org placed Cruz on 45 percent and O’Rourke at 37 percent as the PAC sought to assist the Democrat in overturning what was once an 18 point lead for Cruz. In a similar poll, the position of O’Rourke in terms of his refusal to allow financing from Super PACs and special interest groups was explained and saw the Democrat take a two-point lead over Cruz when the platform was explained to voters.
Beto O’Rourke is also looking to extend his reach by making it clear his position on campaign financing is different to that of Ted Cruz who has taken in a reported $1.3 million from corporate PACs who received a hefty tax break in the latest round of regulations introduced under the leadership of President Trump. Beto O’Rourke is hoping to push forward with his own choice not to accept any assistance from non-traditional PACs such as End Citizens United which caps donations at just $5,000 in a bid to make sure any donor does not have the power to push undue influence on politicians because of their financial backing.
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