While Republican candidate Rick Saccone has dominated the campaigns due to support from outside spending groups and conservative heavyweights, his rival Conor Lamb is already warming up thanks to an endorsement from End Citizens United. End Citizens United is a political action committee that hopes to end the corporate political spending on campaigns. Conor hopes to use this new development as an advantage against his opponent. This only adds on to the interesting facts around the special election as they will be vying to replace Republican Tim Murphy. Murphy resign after reports of him encouraging his mistress to have an abortion following an extramarital affair.
The Leadership Scope
The president of End Citizens United Tiffany Muller in a statement in which the group was endorsing Conor stated that their preferred candidate was running so that he could stand up for the families who were becoming victims of a rigged system. She reinforced her group’s dedication to fighting any malicious special interests that she believed were trying to buy the race. During this announcement, Conor Lamb showed exactly why he was the group’s preferred candidate by announcing that he would not accept any monetary handouts from corporate-funded political action committees. However, he can still accept contributions from committees such as End Citizens United, which is funded not funded by executives of corporates but rather, by rank-and-file workers.
Mr. Saccone is also making significant progress while at the same time enjoying heavily funded air and ground campaigns. The group 45Committee that backs President Trump’s agenda offered their support by pouring in $500,000 for a campaign that faults his opponent, Conor. In the ad that was funded, the Republican is faulted for opposing the Republican tax-cut bill that is a hot topic of the republican and conservative sides.
End Citizens United has been able to raise up to $600,000 for the Alabama campaign of candidate Doug Jones who was vying for Senate. However, it remains unclear if the group will be able to do the same for the race in Pennsylvania. The race is complicated because it involves races both in the state and country. The spokesman for End Citizens, however, maintains a positive attitude citing that they are energized from the grassroots and that this year will not be any different.
More About End Citizens United
End Citizens United is a political action committee that was formed as a response to the Citizens United ruling. The grassroots donor-funded group aims at overturning this ruling and ending all sorts of corporate spending on political campaigns. Founded on 1st March 2015, the group has managed to remain active and has backed candidates who like them, believe that corporates spending on the election leads to buying of the election.