In 2018, End Citizens United filed with the Federal Election Commission a complaint that alleges that Rick Scott is using a “super PAC” illegally in order to support his Senate campaign. The political action committee suggests that actions are performed in order to get around federal limits that have been placed upon direct contributions to candidates’ campaign. Read more about the group on Wikipedia.
Super PACs are allowed to raise and spend as much money as needed, but without working directly with any campaign. End Citizens United is accusing Rick Scott of breaking the anti-coordination law. The End Citizens United’s Communications Director, Adam Bozzi, declared that Rick Scott figured out how to bypass law election via funneling soft money into the super PAC that would be meant for the president, and that he is more interested in his political aspirations than in the law. He also stated that the super PAC helped Scott sidestep campaign finance laws, evade discloser laws and pay the bills to his campaign.
Rick Scott’s campaign denied the accusations brought forth by the Washington-based organization, but ECU countered the denial and presented documentation that supported that charge. For example, End Citizens United pointed out that Mr. Scott was still listed as the PAC’s chairman on their website in January. Learn more about the group on Crunchbase.
End Citizens United is a political action committee that came into existence in March of 2015. The organization wants to reverse the Unite States Supreme Court 2010 decision that resulted from the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case. The decision deregulates limits that independent groups have to adhere to when spending for or against specific candidates.
ECU’s mission is to encourage campaign finance reform, and to get Big Money out of the political system. They work on achieving their goals by supporting candidates who agree with this agenda. They work with candidates in order to overturn Citizens United, which would mean donations will no longer be unlimited and undisclosed. The committee has its headquarters in Washington, D.C., and in 2016 operated in its first election cycle, with over $25 million in funding. They have endorsed Democratic candidates, including Bete O’Rourke and Russ Feingold.