Conor Lamb’s candidacy for the Pennsylvania house race has received another boost following End Citizens United’s decision to support him. Outside spending groups have played a crucial role in raising the popularity of the Republican Rick Saccone in the previous elections through their ads. This endorsement has been lauded by many adding that it will significantly impact in the forthcoming March 13 election. The hotly contested Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District seat felt vacant following Tim Murphy’s resignation in October last year.
While confirming their support for Lamb’s candidacy, End Citizens United’s president announced that Conor is running to fight for Pennsylvania families whose effort to elect leaders of their choice has always been rigged out. Tiffany Muller added that the group’s grassroots members are more than ready to challenge individuals who are planning to buy the office. During the announcement, Conor pledged to the audience that he will not be accepting any contribution from political action committees (PAC) which are financed by corporate leaders. He will, however, accept contributions from unions since they are financed by workers and not executives.
It is reported that a 45committee, which is allied to President Donald Trump, launched a $500,000 campaign against the Democrat over the weekend. The 45committee is said to criticize Lamb in their ad for allegedly opposing the Tax-cut bill. Ending Spending has equally pledged to spend about $1 million in support of the 59-year-old Rick Saccone, Republican’s candidate in the race.
During the December Senatorial race in Alabama in which Democrat’s Doug Jones emerged the winner, End Citizens United is reported to have raised about $600,000 towards his campaign. Many are now keen to see whether the group will be able to match that contribution in Pennsylvania.
Patties scramble for TV ads
In addition to End Citizens United, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, DCCC, has come out to support Mr. Lamb. The party organ reportedly purchased TV ads worth $224,000 scheduled to air for 14 days from January 30. Responding to the purchase, the National Republican Congressional Committee splashed $300,000 on Television ads aimed at popularizing their candidate.
President Donald Trump and his team are scheduled to stage their campaigns in the region to avoid what many have described as a series of embarrassing defeats to the party since his inauguration. In the recent past, Republican has won only 4 seats against Democrat’s 36.
About End Citizens United (ECU)
Established in 2015 and headquartered Washington, D.C., ECU is one of the most vibrant political action committees in the US. The group works to support campaign finance reformers into Congress in a bid to overthrow Citizens United’s money-driven politics. The group is not allied to any specific political party. It is ready to stand with any pro-reform candidate regardless of his/her political affiliation, including Independent, Republican, and Democrats.
The special election in #PA18 is shaping up to be a showdown between the grassroots and corporate special interests. Proud to support Conor Lamb!
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