Conor Lamb Gets Grassroots Support from End Citizens United

     Despite having a Republican in the White House and a Republican majority on Capitol Hill, conservatives everywhere seem to be reeling. Since President Trump hit historic lows in favorability, the entire GOP agenda seems to be falling apart. Since President Trump took office there have been 35 seats flipped toward Democrats while Republicans have only managed to flip four of their own. Now, both major parties will be turning their attention to the March 13th Special election being held in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District.

Conor Lamb is the upstart Democrat who is looking to take a deep red seat from a Republican district for the first time in seemingly forever. The only reason the seat is even available is due to the fact that the former owner, Republican Tim Murphy, was forced to resign amid an extramarital scandal. Conor Lamb, at just 33 years old, looks to be a new breed of progressive — one who is willing to reach across the aisle for bipartisan deals while understanding his role as a progressive leader. Still, that doesn’t mean that Lamb has a walk in the park. Lamb will be running against Rick Saccone, a former military intelligence officer who has the endorsement of President Trump at his back along with the weight of the Koch Brothers wallet fueling his campaign.

Still, Lamb has reasons for optimism thanks to a recent endorsement from End Citizens United. End Citizens United is a political action committee that was created in order to fight against the 2010 SCOTUS ruling on the conservative group Citizens United. Citizens United, where End Citizens United got their name, fought for the right to have corporations pour dark money unfettered into the world of D.C. In essence, Citizens United allowed corporations to buy their way into the most sacred of our countries institutions.

End Citizens United chose to back Conor Lamb after it was revealed that Lamb was willing to fight for and champion campaign finance reform. Lamb will, in turn, get grassroots support for the network of volunteers that End Citizens United employs. End Citizens United has been integral in helping to raise enthusiasm among progressive and moderate voters since the rise of President Trump during the 2016 election. End Citizens United will also help to fund some of Conor Lamb’s campaign, giving him a little bit of a boost against what is looking to be a historically expensive campaign for a relatively small seat.

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