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End Citizens United: Beto’s blue wave


Is the blue wave picking up momentum? It is no secret that these 2018 midterms have become a challenge to the GOP, particularly the intense campaign for the Senate going on in Texas between incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto Or’Rourke. 34 seats have now gone to the Democrats, so having to put their attention on a state that should not even be at play paints a grim picture for the GOP this November.

In a recent poll conducted by End Citizens United has Beto closing in on Ted Cruz. Although the numbers are strong the battle is still far from over. Beto is an endorsed candidate by End Citizens United as he has pledged and kept his promise to not accept any PAC money. End Citizens United is an organization set on decreasing the influx of PAC money coming in from corporations. A response to the Supreme court ruling on January 21st, 2010 that allowed corporations to freely donate to campaigns while keeping themselves anonymous. Read more news about the group on USA Today

End Citizens United has not been the only organization to conduct these polls, the University of Texas concluded that Beto is only trailing Cruz by 5 points, which is the margin of error in most polls. Why though is Texas at risk of turning blue? A combination of factors come in to play when determining why Beto has risen in the polls despite 61% of Texans having no opinion on him due to him being so unknown. One is that Ted Cruz himself has gotten in his way, the GOP Senator frequently shows that his interests are more important than the citizens of Texas. He left Texas for his first years of a Senator to run for president, then he forced a government shutdown which put many Texans out of work. His unlikability and not a blue wave might be what ultimately turns Texas Blue.

Read more: http://www.politifact.com/personalities/end-citizens-united/