2018 appears to be the year that the Trump train falls off of the rails. With special election victory after special election victory, Democrats look to be in a position to win dozens of political offices. Now, the political action committee group End Citizens United is helping to boost a Democratic candidate in a Pennsylvania special election.
Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district Conor Lamb has been given a boost by End Citizens United in an upcoming special election taking place on March 13, 2018. With the shocking win in the Alabama Senate race, the Democrats are looking to extend their winning streak. And End Citizens United is opening up their pocketbook to help out.
The National Republican Congressional Committee has responded with their own $300,000 advertising blitz in fear of losing yet another special election to the Democrats. Republican candidate Rick Saccone was supposed to be a shoo-in candidate in the same district that Trump won by over 20 percentage points in the 2016 election. However, As of February 12, 2018, some recent polls show Saccone with just a three percentage point lead.
End Citizens United has brought in over $49,000 for Conor Lamb and they are looking to raise more funds as the special election date nears. Meanwhile, Democratic candidate Conor Lamb looks to leverage his experience as a U.S. Attorney and a Marine veteran to win votes from Trump supporters. So far, the 33-year old Lamb has kept the election numbers close enough to make the race a real nailbiter.
If Conor Lamb can win the special election, the Democrats will be well positioned to take over the House of Representatives after the 2018 mid-term elections. A Democratic-run house can then counter the policies of Republican President Trump. And this disruption of the Trump Presidency could lead to a Democratic take over of the White House in 2020.
End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee, based in the United States. The PAC was founded as a response to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling. And it seeks to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling by electing Democrats to political office on a local, state and Federal level.
Among the candidate supported by End Citizens United include Hillary Clinton, Russ Feingold, Elizabeth Warren and Beto O’Rouke. The PAC had raised over $4.4 million during the 2016 election. As of mid-2017, End Citizens United has raised over $7.5 million for various Democratic candidates.
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