End Citizens United Fights Against Corruption In Florida

Current Florida Governor and senate hopefeul, Rick Scott, has been accused by End Citizens United of having his campaign work directly with super PAC, vioating anti-coordination laws.

End Citizens United is a grassroots political action committee dedicated to reforming the Supreme Courts decision in the Citizens United vs. F.E.C case back in 2010. The Courts decision ultimately allows corporations to donate as people and spend unlimited money toward funding their own special interests.

In End Citizens United’s most recent attempt at battling the Court’s oligarchal decision, the committee has alleged that Scott has been using a super PAC to support his Senate campaign as a way around federal limits to direct contributions to candidates. These allegations place the Florida Governor in violation of anti-coordination laws with super PAC, New Republic.

While Rick Scott and his campaign have vehemently denied the accusations, End Citizens United has supplied documented evidence suggesting otherwise. Such evidence includes the facts that Rick Scott’s campaign shared an address with the New Republic PAC as recently as February, and that the Senate hopeful was listed as New Republic’s Chairman in January.

Adam Bozzi, communications director for End Citizens United, has stated that Rick Scott, “is more interested in his political ambitions than he is in the law, and he figured out how he can bypass election law by funneling soft money into the super PAC that supposedly would be meant for the President”. Bozzi suggests that the New Republic’s existence is a way for Scott to avoid campaign finance and disclosure laws.

Keeping big money out of politics and upholding the standards of democracy is the foundation of End Citizens United. Since March of 2015, the PAC has fought for campaign finance reform, as well as electing government officials who recognize the importance of this agenda. While nullification of Citizens United will require either a Constitutional amendment or a day in court, it’s necessary for the integrity of our government to recognize that the First Amendment covers the rights of the People, not corporations. As of March 10, 2018, the New Republic super PAC had raised 78 million dollars for Rick Scott’s Senate campaign.

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