— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) August 31, 2018
End Citizens United (ECU) is backing Democratic candidates for the 2018 mid-term elections. One of those candidates is Beto O’Rourke the Democratic contender for the Senate seat of the incumbent, Ted Cruz. So far this year, the GOP has lost 34 seats. The Democrats gained many of these seats in areas not leaning Democratic. The Democrats have used a method of capturing votes that appears to allude most GOP candidates. The GOP pours money into campaigns, but the Democratic candidates are hitting the street and knocking on doors and many are being supported by End Citizens United and its grass roots fund raising.
When you compare Ted Cruz’s campaign to that of Beto O’Rourke, you see a striking difference. Ted Cruz seems to focus on his name recognition as he has held this seat for six years. During that time, several tornadoes touched down in Texas. One of the eight, Hurricane Harvey was devastating, leaving Texans flooded out of their homes for weeks. Ted Cruz is keeping in step with the other GOP leaders who have swept issues concerning climate change to the side. Visit their page on Facebook.
Beto O’Rourke is focusing on the effects of climate change. Because of his commitment to the subject, he has received two endorsements that count: End Citizens United and the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund. They have backed him because they seek politicians who are pro-environment and will protect the earth and make conservation a priority.
The environmental issues and his hands on approach are helping Beto O’Rourke close the gap between himself and Cruz. While Cruz is the more familiar name, it’s not always for positive reasons. Cruz has a horrible record in protecting the environment. Until the last few years, the Texas population agreed with him and was not as concerned. However, the recent extreme weather in Texas has brought it front and center in most Texans’ minds.
The End Citizens United polls show O’Rourke is closing the gap with Cruz. They have less than fifteen points separating them. O’Rourke has covered the whole of Texas and spoke to thousands of Texans face to face while Cruz depends on Texans knowing who he is and he’s hoping President Trump can give him a boost with one of his energizing rallies. Still, it’s not the same as talking to the individual voter and hearing their concerns.
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