American politics was turned on its head back in 2016 with the election victory of Donald Trump and in the intervening two years, the political world has completely changed. For as important as the 2016 Presidential Election was, pundits are now pointing to the 2018 Midterm Election as the most important election in recent memory. The reason? With dissatisfaction in President Trump at an all-time high, there is a real chance for a blue wave to sweep over the nation. Potentially leading the charge is that of Beto O’Rourke, a charismatic Democratic contender for the Texas Senate seat currently occupied by Republican Ted Cruz. The group’s financial information is available on OpenSecrets.Org.
Beto O’Rourke has soared to national acclaim over the past several months as he has become something of a Democratic icon for his takes on kneeling and political dark money. O’Rourke may have scored huge points by going viral for his politics, but he’s scoring huge swathes of support from the progressive political action committee known as End Citizens United. End Citizens United is a grassroots foundation that was started in order to help connect politicians to the voters that would appreciate their message. End Citizens United is focused specifically on fighting back against the rising tide of dark money in politics, fueled by President Trump most recently, and Beto O’Rourke has risen to the challenge of helping in the fight.
Since President Trump took office, Democrats have managed to take 34 seats. This blue wave has made even Ted Cruz’s formerly secure seat in Texas up for grabs. A couple of months ago, Cruz was favored by double-digit points. As of End Citizens United’s most recent polling, O’Rourke is within swinging distance at just 8 points. This kind of margin would be almost unheard of in any other election year considering that Texas has always been a red state to its core. If End Citizens United and Beto O’Rourke can continue making up ground, we might be around to see some serious change in politics. O’Rourke has a real change to make up ground but he is going to need the kind of voter turnout that wins elections in order to do it. Visit their page on Facebook.