Well-funded anti-Citizens United Group Backs O'Rourke in Senate Challenge Against Cruz

WASHINGTON -- The 2018 Senate election in Texas remains more than 16 months away, but Rep. Beto O’Rourke picked up his first major organizational endorsement Monday in his longshot bid to challenge Sen. Ted Cruz.End Citizens United PAC, a progressive group focused on reducing the role of money in politics with three million members across the country, threw their support behind the El Paso Democrat, choosing O’Rourke as the first Senate challenger the group is endorsing in the 2018 cycle.“Our decision to endorse Beto was an easy one,” said Tiffany Muller, the PAC’s president and executive director, in a written statement. “He stands as a progressive champion and the future of our party with a determined focus to give the people a voice in our democracy. He’s running against the worst of Washington in Senator Ted Cruz who has sold out Texans for the special interests at every opportunity.”For O’Rourke, picking up the backing of a well-funded group like End Citizens United is particularly critical given his marked disadvantage in the money race against Cruz.  Continue reading...

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