The special election scheduled in the 18th Congressional District of Pennsylvania reportedly upsetting the Republican camp. Though the Republicans have an edge in the election, the district that gave a landslide majority to Donald Trump is not a highly promising land for them considering the latest developments. The young and energetic face of Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate in the district, is giving a welcoming feel for a large number of independent voters. As the Republican candidate, Rick Saccone has got the support of many Super PACs from GOP side, and he is not expected to face any scarcity of financial resources in the election.
On the other hand, Lamb has got the support of End Citizens United, the leading PAC in the country which is fighting against Big Money. While big money is giving special advantages to Saccone, Lamb declared that he would not accept any funds from PACs that are backed and funded by the corporates. Tiffany Muller, the renowned political activist and President of ECU, confirmed that Lamb is contesting for Congress to fight for the families of Pennsylvania who are neglected by Washington’s rigged system. The grassroots members of ECU are eagerly waiting to fight against the shady money groups who are trying to buy the race.
Interestingly, End Citizens United was the first major PAC that decided to endorse Conor Lamb in the election. The support of the PAC is expected to greatly enhance the chances of Lamb considering its millions of grassroots level volunteers with a national network and dedicated small-dollar contributors. While thanking the support of ECU, Lamb said that a large majority of people are aware of the fact that the system is not working, and the campaign finance system is one of the major reasons behind it. At the same time, the reports are confirming that the heavyweight supporters of Saccone are pumping money for his campaigns.
45Committee, a group backing conservatives, initiated an ad campaign costing $500,000 that plotted Lamb as someone who is opposing the Republican tax-cut bill. While coming to Lamb side, ECU did not disclose how much the PAC is planning to spend for the liberal candidate. Interestingly, the PAC spent $600,000 for taking Doug Jones to Senate from Alabama last year. However, Adam Bozzi, the spokesman of ECU, confirmed that the grassroots of the PAC are highly energized, and it does not expect a difference in 2018 compared to 2017.
End Citizens United was established as a rebellion against the Big Money in politics by liberal political activists and independent voters in 2015. The PAC wants to unrig the system by passing legislation to curb the uncontrolled money flow into the politics. For that purpose, it aims to elect maximum pro-reform champions to the Senate and Congress to make the legislation a reality.
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