End Citizens United is a political action committee that is focused on making sure that campaign financing is done in a fair way. Recently, the PAC went to the Federal Election Commission in order to file a complaint against politician Rick Scott. According to their complaint, Rick Scott is supporting a Senate race through funding from a “super PAC”, which is illegal. There are limits on a federal level that are in place to limit how much an individual candidate can raise for their campaign through direct contributions. So far, $78 million has been raised by Rick Scott for his campaign through direct contributions.
Super PAC’s do not have the same limitations placed upon them as individual campaigns do. They are legally allowed to raise and spend as much money as they see fit. The important rule when it comes to PAC’s is that they are not allowed to directly work with any particular campaign when it comes to fundraising and spending the money that was raised. According to End Citizens United, Rick Scott is indeed working directly with the New Republican PAC. Prior to starting his campaign, Rick Scott served on the New Republican PAC as their chairman. End Citizens United discovered that the website of the New Republicans PAC had kept Rick Scott listed as their Chairman well after his political campaign had begun.
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End Citizens United Communications Director, Adam Bozzi, has gone on record stating that he believes that Rick Scott is less interested in following the laws surrounding elections than he is achieving his political ambitions. He believes that soft money that was supposed to be used for the presidential campaign was actually purposely being funneled for Rick Scott’s use. While Rick Scott denies these allegations vehemently, there has been documentation presented by the ECU PAC that provide evidence that he was still working with the super PAC well into his campaign.
In 2015, End Citizens United was created in order to encourage much-needed reforms for campaign financing. They were formed to reverse the decision of SC ruling. They believe that big money has no place in the political system of the United States. Their headquarters are located in Washington D.C.
We've been at it in #NY11 for close to a year. Now, this campaign has just over 100 days to go and there are 2 things that haven't changed since we started:
1) The amount of corporate PAC 💰 we've taken. It's still $0
2) My ability to draw smiley faces 🙂☹️ pic.twitter.com/bspuohjOZK
— Max Rose (@MaxRose4NY) July 24, 2018