Conor Lamb Scores Big Endorsement From End Citizens United

     The 2016 Presidential Election served as a wake-up call to just about every registered voter in the United States. The rise of Donald Trump and the corresponding mess that the United States government devolved into would make every pair of eyes turn to the 2018 Midterm Elections. Considered the most important elections in recent memory, politicians around the country are gearing up to make a difference. Democrats are looking to places that they would never have had a regular chance in order to make up ground in the Senate. One of those places is Pennsylvania where a surging progressive named Conor Lamb has a chance to upset a prominent Republican named Rick Saccone. In fact, Lamb’s chances just increased tenfold thanks to an endorsement from End Citizens United, a prominent political action committee and grassroots network of progressive voters.

On March 13th, voters will take to the polls in a pivotal special election in order to see who will take the seat of disgraced former Republican senator Tim Murphy. Murphy, a prominent anti-abortion Republican, was forced to step down after it came to light that he had an extramarital affair whereupon he forced his partner to have an abortion. Murphy had run unopposed in his last two elections, meaning that this will be the first time that a progressive will be fielding a real opportunity in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District.

Conor Lamb has risen in the polls thanks to his ability to appeal as a moderate progressive with outreach to traditional red voters. Lamb, who scored an endorsement from End Citizens United thanks to his stance on campaign finance reform, has pulled in support from labor unions and rural townships which is showing his mass appeal. Saccone, a former military intelligence officer, recently scored an endorsement from President Trump himself and he’ll have to hope that it is enough to get some momentum back on his side — but we wouldn’t hold our breath. As Trump continues to set historic records in unpopularity, his endorsement is becoming as much of a risk as it is a positive.

Since Trump won the election and took office, Democrats have been on an absolute roll and End Citizens United has played a part in generating energy toward their efforts. Democrats have won 34 state seats, a governor’s seat and a Senate seat all while Republicans have only managed to flip four legislative seats.

Please check https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/04/how-to-reverse-citizens-united/471504/ for more.

 

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