Rick Scott Allegations Made By End Citizens United

In 2015, End Citizens United was formed as a traditional PAC under the leadership of President Tiffany Muller with the aim of reversing the Citizens United decision of the U.S. Supreme Court. The wide-ranging activities of End Citizens United include the monitoring of election finance activities of candidates from every side of the political spectrum. The left-leaning PAC maintains its political independence by limiting member donations to just $5,000 per election cycle and refusing the backing of special interest groups and mega-donors.By monitoring the activities of various candidates, End Citizens United hopes to make sure no candidate is allowed to bypass the regulations of the Federal Election Commission without being held accountable.

A complaint was recently filed by the PAC about the activities of former Florida Governor Rick Scott during his bid to win election to the U.S. Senate during the 2018 Midterms. With less than six months to the election, the PAC claims Scott has been illegally using funds from his own New America Super PAC to his campaign. The New America Super PAC was formed with the aim of building support for the work of President Donald Trump among young people with Governor Scott listed as Chair of the group. In the complaint by the Washington D.C.-based PAC, Scott is accused of changing the focus of the PAC and its $78 million in funds already raised to his own campaign in a clear breach of election finance rules.

ECU Communications Director Adam Bozzi claimed the change in focus for New America was designed to afford Scott the opportunity to avoid campaign finance rules during the “testing the waters” period when fundraising is limited. Campaign staff for Governor Scott stated the Trump supporter had stepped away from the work of New America but this was shown to be false with the revelation the politician is still listed as the Chair of the Super PAC. End Citizens United alleges Rick Scott is using his own Super PAC to pay for his campaign and avoid the much-needed disclosure laws regarding the election finance.

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