Rafael Edward Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada, and he has been doing the bidding of big corporations in the U.S. Senate for quite some time. You may not recognize him by his real name but here’s a hint — He’s one of the most hated people in Washington. Read more about the group on Wikipedia.
You may have guessed that the man in question is Ted Cruz. The GOP senator from Texas was born north of the border but he pretends to put on a southern twang to placate his constituents. And he has a lot of placating to do because he takes massive amounts of donations from big corporations. This means he is in the pocket of big business and he doesn’t care about his constituents at all. The only thing he cares about is getting more money for his next campaign.
But End Citizens United and Beto O’Rourke see an opportunity to dethrone the unlikable senator. The congressman from El Paso, Texas, has pulled within just a few points of the incumbent in a recent poll issued by End Citizens United. Learn more about the group on Crunchbase.
End Citizens United has found a powerful ally in O’Rourke. The political action committee aims to overturn the disastrous Supreme Court decision that stemmed from the 2008 presidential campaign. The conservative Supreme Court decided that corporations are people with First Amendment protections and that those corporations express their freedom of speech through the spending of money.
Now money can be spent by large corporations to influence elections in complete anonymity. This silences voters and persuades the uninformed as much as Russian interference. A liberal justice wrote in his dissent that the American people would walk away from democracy if they saw candidates being bought and sold. And that’s exactly what Rafael Edward Cruz stands for.
Beto, on the other hand, only takes small donations from private individuals. This guarantees that he will go to Washington in order to fight for the people rather than special interests. He’s a dream candidate for End Citizens United which has been fighting the disastrous Supreme Court decision for years. He may help overturn the decision once and for all.