In the state of Texas, Republicans have been at the heart of much of the political landscape of the history of the state and Senator Ted Cruz has been a major force on the U.S. political stage in recent years. The arrival of the End Citizens United PAC could signal a change in the political order in Texas as the Political Action Committee is seeking to help elect Democrat Beto O’Rourke who has signed a pledge to ensure he does not accept funding from special interest groups or corporate PACs who try to manipulate politicians to achieve specific political ends.
End Citizens United has seen significant results from its decision to make a major point of the campaign funding issue for the 2018 Midterms and in earlier elections including the special election in Alabama where Doug Jones was elected over the overwhelming favorite for a victory was Republican Roy Moore. A number of politicians are now making the choice to turn their back on funding from corporate PACs and special interest groups as the stigma appears to be growing about the political influence of many of these groups moving forward; a good sign of this change in attitude is the 49 percent disapproval rating of Ted Cruz among the people of Texas.
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The polls conducted by End Citizens United have proven the most important message put across by President Tiffany Muller is that of campaign financing reform with many candidates seeing a significant rise in their polling numbers when the support of the PAC is revealed to members of the public. Formed in 2015, the campaign strategy of End Citizens United has been evolving as the group has been working on different elections for various candidates with the message of financial reform proven through testing to be more effective than a traditional Democrat message of left-leaning values.
One of the most successful aspects of the latest campaigning policies introduced by End Citizens United has been the introduction of a candidate pledge stating an endorsement from the PAC will be accompanied by a refusal to accept funding from corporate PACs and wealthy donors according to ballotpedia.org. The pledge is open to Democrats and has been signed by new candidates and experienced politicians with more than 70 Democrats standing for election already rejecting the backing of special interest groups; New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is just one of the well-known names from the left to reject special interest funds with End Citizens United endorsing her campaign and looking to back Democrats with the more than $30 million in funds expected to be raised by the PAC over the course of the coming year as the 2018 Midterms draw ever closer.
Learn more about End Citizens United: https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00573261/
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