End Citizens United, a political action committee, recently filed a complaint against Rick Scott with the Federal Election Commission. In the complaint, the committee alleges that the Governor of Florida was illegally leveraging a “super PAC” to finance his Senate campaigns. The PAC contended that Rick is utilizing the super PAC to get around the pre-set federal limits placed on direct contributions to the campaigns of a candidate. According to the organization, Rick Scott violated the anti-coordination law with the New Republican PAC. This is so because Mr. Rick served as the chair of this group before his announcement of running for Senate. The PAC, as expected, pledged to support him clinch the seat.
According to Adam Bozzi, End Citizens United’s Communication Director Rick Scott has a keen interest in his political aspirations that he has in the rule of law, and that he had worked it out on how to bypass election law by channeling soft funds into the super PAC, which supposedly would be reserved for the President. Furthermore, Mr. Bozzi posited that the super PAC only existed to help Mr. Scott pay his campaign bills, sidestep campaign finance law and evade disclosure laws. Although Scott’s campaign denied the accusations, the Bozzi-led political action committee presented documentation supporting the allegations that Scott was perpetually working with the super PAC lately.
Observably, End Citizens United was instituted following the frustration created by the 2010 decision of the Supreme Court on Citizens United. The PAC actualized in 2015 with the prime purpose of encouraging and supporting campaign finance reform. The core mission of the committee is to get “Big Money” out of the American political system through supporting candidates who are in line with their agenda in addition to ballot measures addressing this issue. Currently headquartered in Washington, D.C., the PAC strives to continually work with such candidates to help Citizens United to ensure that campaign donations are limited and no longer undisclosed.
Evidently, Rick Scott has proven himself to the type of candidates who do not believe in campaign finance reform and as such, it is crucially vital for End Citizens United to beat him in this year’s elections. Regardless of Rick Scott denying any wrongdoing, the PAC committed to ending Citizens United has vowed to continue collecting evidence. For instance, recently, the Bozzi-led PAC discovered that the New Republican and Scott are currently working with Kenny Rucker, a renowned fundraiser. Lately, ECU learned that the New Republican and Scott’s campaign were listed on the same address after filing the complaint. Finally, the ECU committee discovered that the New Republican paid for a poll about Rick Scott.
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— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) June 7, 2018