End Citizens United is currently in the state of Texas to help Beto O’Rourke defeat sitting GOP senator Ted Cruz. The incumbent senator has to be one of the worst politicians in the history of the United States. In fact, there’s a popular meme circulating the Internet that portrays the portly senator as a blobfish. It’s an unkind and apropos comparison. The group’s financial information is available on OpenSecrets.Org.
Ted Cruz is absolutely spineless. He endured constant beratings by then-candidate Donald Trump during the Republican primaries of 2016. Trump went so far as to attack his wife personally. Ted Cruz stood pat and then campaigned for the Cheeto in Chief after conceding in the race.
I’m rooting for End Citizens United and Beto O’Rourke in the 2018 midterms in Texas. You don’t have to look any further than the attack ads that Cruz has already levied against O’Rourke. A radio ad attacked O’Rourke for using the name Beto. The upstart congressman, born in El Paso, Texas, was given the popular nickname for Robert, his real name, by Latino friends.
It’s all ironic because Ted Cruz is actually Rafael Edward Cruz. Ted Cruz himself goes by a nickname for his middle name while ditching his first name altogether because it sounds Latino. The man who likes to talk about the down-home values of Texas wasn’t even born in the United States, either. Beto O’Rourke was born in El Paso, Texas, and is a lifelong Texan while Rafael Edward Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada. I don’t even know why the guy can run for president not being born in the country.
But it’s what Ted Cruz does with campaign finance that really has End Citizens United ticked. The man takes unlimited donations from giant corporations that may not even be based in the Loan Star State. That means the blobfish is working for big business interests and not for the citizens of Texas. End Citizens United believes that corporations should not be able to sway elections, so a defeat of Ted Cruz is of the utmost importance to the political action committee. That’s why they’re using their grassroots organizational skills to help O’Rourke. Visit their page on Facebook.