The times are certainly changing in the political world. Since the election of Donald Trump to the White House, there has been a renewed effort by progressives everywhere to get out and vote. With the 2018 Midterm Elections approaching, there is no better time than now to try and make a difference. End Citizens United is certainly doing their part and that is why the political action committee has endorsed Conor Lamb in his hunt for a Congressional seat in Pennsylvania’s 18th District.
Conor Lamb is far from an established Democrat, thanks in large part to his youth, but End Citizens United sees something special in the prospective Congressman. Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District seat opened up after Republican representative Tim Murphy was forced to resign in disgrace after it came to light that he was pressuring an extramarital affair to have an abortion — two factors that are big no-nos. Lamb will be running against Rick Saccone for the seat. While this specific district is deep red, End Citizens United and Conor Lamb already see a path to victory.
We need only to look to Alabama in order to see that there are real changes going on in 2018. Since Trump was elected, Democrats have picked up 34 state seats, a governor seat and a Senate seat all while Republicans have only managed to pick up four state seats. That doesn’t mean that Conservatives are packing it in, however, as Donald Trump has already taken to Twitter in order to endorse Saccone.
No matter what Trump and the RNC decide to do, the fact that Lamb was able to pick up an endorsement from End Citizens United is a big deal. End Citizens United is one of the leading progressive political action committees in the country and they have been instrumental in the energized blue base that we have seen in 2018. End Citizens United was established in order to champion campaign finance reform and their primary goal is to put legislators in place who will be willing to strip the 2010 Supreme Court decision surrounding Citizens United. Lamb is one of those progressives who seems more than willing to stand up for and champion campaign finance reform.
Democrats everywhere have seen a boost in energy from their base since Trump’s election. The resistance movement is growing and people like Lamb are being put into a position where they can become long-lasting difference makers for their party. With ECU at his side, Lamb could be prepared to shock the world.