In the state of Pennsylvania Republican president, Donald Trump won a landslide victory during the 2016 presidential elections. He managed to win the vote by a margin of 20% one of the largest margins in all states of the country during the presidential election cycle. Now during the 2018 midterm election cycle president Donald Trump is rushing to aid Republican candidate Rick Saccone to help secure the 18th district senatorial seat. This is in response to a recent string of Democratic candidate victories across the nation.
Current Democratic candidate Conor Lamb is running for political office in the 18th district of Pennsylvania. He has received support from political action committee and grassroots political organization End Citizens United. End Citizens United has quickly become a force to be reckoned with in the American political process. They have managed to raise $35 million through grassroots funding methods to support Democratic candidates in the 2018 midterm election cycle. The organization’s stated goal is to end the influence of big money on American democracy. The organization’s president and Executive Director Tiffany Muller has publicly endorsed Democratic candidate Conor Lamb. Conor Lamb has rejected donations from corporate special interest groups and as such is one in a growing trend of politicians who have rejected corporate donations.
While the race for political office in the 18th district of Pennsylvania may seem from the outside to be a sure victory for the Republican Party, it has undoubtedly caused some significant worry from the GOP. Since the inauguration of Republican president Donald Trump, the Democratic Party has won significant victories across the country. They have turned 36 political offices from the Republican Party over to the hands of the Democratic Party in the two years since the inauguration.
While it is obviously going to be an uphill battle for the Democratic candidate members of the Democratic Party are confident that with the strong support of political action committee End Citizens United he will be able to snag victory from the Republicans. Republican opposition member Rick Saccone is receiving significant support from Donald Trump and VP Mike Pence. However, Tiffany Muller and Matt Burgess leaders of the political action committee End Citizens United believe that Conor Lamb will be able to defeat Rick Saccone during the special elections in March of this year. If victory is able to be procured by the Democratic Party another member of the big-money 21, have been eliminated from political office. The big-money 20 are a group of politicians who hold political power in the attitudes of America that have taken significant donations from corporate mega-donors and are deeply entrenched in the pockets of the economic elite. By supporting candidates who strongly oppose corporate donations End Citizens United hopes to help speed the process of campaign-finance reform.