Senator Ted Cruz is one of the most unlikable people in Congress. This is according to anecdotes from his Congressional peers. But a tall man with a deep voice and salt-and-pepper hair is looking to replace the unlikable senator. His name is Beto O’Rourke and he hails from El Paso, Texas.
The tall Democratic challenger is being endorsed by a political action committee called End Citizens United. The political action committee absolutely loves how the Democratic challenger receives his political donations. He eschews corporations and only takes donations from individual citizens. This puts him in the pocket of the people. Read more about the group on Wikipedia.
End Citizens United absolutely detests the way Ted Cruz runs his campaigns. They point to his willingness to take unlimited sums of money from corporations which are protected by the Citizens United decision. They believe that he goes to the Senate in order to fight for the best interests of big business rather than the people of Texas.
Beto O’Rourke would win the race in a landslide if looks, demeanor and charm were the metrics. But O’Rourke and End Citizens United want to inform voters on the incredibly weighty decision they’re about to make.
End Citizens United was a Supreme Court decision handed down by a conservative court in a 5-4 split vote. It concerned the right of Citizens United, a conservative political action committee, to air a fake documentary about Hillary Clinton. The defamatory 90-minute piece was intended to air alongside a 2008 Democratic presidential primary debate featuring Clinton and Barack Obama. Learn more about the group on Crunchbase.
The FEC denied Citizens United the right to air the piece. They said it amounted to a political advertisement and the financers of the spot had not been disclosed. Citizens United fought to the decision and everybody thought it was over when the decision was upheld by other federal courts.
Then the Supreme Court fished the case out of obscurity. End Citizens United was quickly put together after the Supreme Court decided that corporations had First Amendment rights as American citizens. This now allows corporations to spend a near unlimited amount of money in virtual anonymity to sway elections.