Rick Scott Faces Lingering FEC Complaint Filed By End Citizens United Months before Midterms

A complaint was recently filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) by End Citizens United, against Senate candidate Rick Scott. The former Florida Governor has raised more than $78 million for his campaign, and the political action committee (PAC) is alleging that the funds to operate the campaign are being funneled through a “super PAC.” In the complaint, the PAC states that Scott has knowingly taken actions to circumvent the federal limits that were put in place to prevent direct contributions to be transferred to a campaign for operating expenses. Scott has been receiving funds directly from the New Republican PAC.

The Scott campaign has steadfastly denied all allegations. However, according to Tiffany Mueller, President of End Citizens United, the actions are clearly in violation of the FEC laws. “This is not a smear campaign…This is a legitimate FEC complaint because [Rick Scott] broke the law.” End Citizens United’s complaint speaks directly to the super PAC having every right to continually raise as much money it chooses and to spend as much, or as little, of the money it chooses; however, the process must be within the established campaign laws. The PAC used the anti-coordination law to file the complaint.

Adam Bozzi, Communications Director for the PAC says that it is clear that Scott has been more motivated by his political aspirations rather than abiding by the FEC laws and campaign processes that have been put into place to safeguard the integrity of the political system. He stated that Scott deliberately bypassed the election laws to funnel soft money into his campaign. End Citizens United has provided documented proof of the allegations within the complaint. According to the communications director, the super PAC money is being used to pay Scott’s campaign expenses and covertly intended to elude the disclosure laws that exits for a reason. The documentation also pointed out that Scott was still a chairman for the super PAC as recently as January 2018, which was further supported by the information listed on New Republican PAC’s website.

The information provided in the complaint is backed by the Tampa Bay Times, which also reported in detail how Scott was raising money for the New Republican PAC in February. In an article published by the Washington Post, Scott also planned to host a dinner for the contributors of the super PAC.

It is the belief of End Citizens United that Scott has no desire to agree to any campaign finance reform, and therefore, the PAC plans to defeat him once the midterm election votes are counted.

About End Citizens United:  www.indeed.com/q-End-Citizens-United-jobs.html

End Citizens United-Fighting for What Is Right

End Citizens United is one of the organizations that richly advocates for the rights of the minority. The PAC, thanks to its significant backing from the members of the public, has done tremendous things including fighting against the wealthiest Americans who tie a noose on politicians during and after the campaign season.

The United States has always been a normal country but after the 2010 Supreme Court decision, the country and its people have gotten governed by money-hungry politicians who would rather sell fellow countrymen to the dogs rather than help them.

It is agreeable that the changes in the American political culture have more than altered the landscape, resulting in a lot of turmoil. End Citizens, however, has not taken the politically elite forces that are as corrupt as they come lightly. The PAC, through its team of excellent advocates, takes the war to the courts with the aim of having the legal system do away with the 2010 constitutional reforms.

End Citizens United, since its inception, has fought for constitutional amendments that favor free speech. Secondly, the PAC through its team has played a significant role in ensuring that the power that presently gets accorded to corporations and billionaires transcends to the people who represent the majority.

The PAC, having faced some serious setbacks in the past, now knows how to play to the tune well. End Citizens United has created a forum that empowers grassroots leaders to find their way to the government. Additionally, the PAC is using its legal team to fight for reforms, not on a battleground, but rather in the halls of justice.

Today marks three years since the organization got formed. Regardless, the PAC has been able to make bold steps in the constitutional reforms of the country because of the men and women who have sacrificed everything to make the United Success successful.

Individuals like Tiffany Muller, Matt Burgess, Adam Bozzi, Anne Feldman, Andrew Laskar, Jordan Wood, Ron Barber, Jessica Berg, Christopher Massicotte, Lanae Hatalsky, Simone Ward, Addisu Demissie, and Bill Smith have surely made End Citizens United great. The 2018 congressional elections are fast approaching but the organization is not backing down anytime soon.

Its robust plan of raising thirty-five million dollars is slowly becoming a reality because End Citizens United is now bigger and better. From the look of things, America and the world by extension is now a better place all because of the PAC.

Contact End Citizens United: docquery.fec.gov/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00573261

End Citizens United Gearing Up for 2018

A recent article by Release Fact’s Bryan Harris presents a brewing showdown in Wisconsin, one of many states where the political action committee End Citizens United (ECU) is working to end big money – that is, the unlimited and undisclosed money in politics – through ballot measure campaigns as well as by electing “campaign finance reform champions,” according to its website.

One of those champions is Randy Bryce, whom ECU have endorsed to run against House Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. Politico calls Wisconsin a GOP stronghold, where Republican hopefuls are already securing big donors for their super PACs, as End Citizens United tweeted on October 12:

@StopBigMoney GOP is out of touch with the American people. Instead of appealing to voters, they’re reaching out to mega-donors. https://t.co/2oVsFantwL

Politico continues: “Some of the communication with donors this year would be illegal if it took place between a candidate and a super PAC. But there’s nothing keeping soon-to-be candidates from recruiting such support before they declare a run for office.”

The fact that billionaire backers are a must-have, even before candidates announce their campaigns, is symptomatic of a bigger problem when it comes to campaign finance, which Republican leaders like Speaker Ryan have been fighting to deregulate for years. According to Harris, Ryan came out strongly against reform legislation like the DISCLOSE Act and McCain-Feingold, parts of which were struck down when Citizens United, a PAC supported largely by the Koch brothers, challenged the law’s limitations on political spending by corporations.

In contrast, says Harris, “Randy Bryce is running on a platform that emphasizes not only campaign finance reform in general but the overturning of Citizens United specifically,” which as its name suggests, is ECU’s ultimate goal. One powerful tool they bring to bear is their grassroots network, demonstrating political power doesn’t require a big payout; within weeks of the ECU endorsement on August 16, the Bryce campaign announced that it had raised more than $353,000 in individual contributions, 82 percent of which were small donations under $200.

Harris argues that campaign finance has been flooded with money from corporations, special interests, and the very wealthy since the Citizens United ruling, “drown[ing] out the voices of smaller players.” The End Citizens United PAC is working to change that, through legislation like the revived DISCLOSE Act of 2017 and by supporting Democratic candidates in high-impact races like the one in Wisconsin that could potentially unseat the Republican House leader. With $4 million raised as of an April 2017 financial report and $35 million projected for the 2018 election cycle, they may be closer than ever to achieving their goal.

For details: www.factcheck.org/tag/end-citizens-united/