The PAC, End Citizens United has been fighting for changes to be made to regulations in place following the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court ruling. Despite many political experts fearing the goals of the PAC were too narrow, ECU President Tiffany Muller has grown in three short years to become one of the most influential political campaigners in the U.S. The latest complaint filed by the PAC is against former Florida Governor and current U.S. Senate candidate, Rick Scott.
The latest issues surrounding the former Governor revolve around the formation of a Super PAC described as failing to work within the boundaries of its guidelines. Governor Scott created the New Republican Super PAC in a bid to bring young people into the political spectrum of President Donald Trump. However, End Citizens United recently filed a complaint with the Federal Election Committee stating the former Florida Governor is using funds from the New Republican Super PAC to pay for his campaign for the U.S. Senate during the 2018 Midterms. Visit End Citizens United on Twitter for more updates.
End Citizens United has stated the Governor has a history of fraudulent financial irregularities following his disgrace as the CEO of Columbia/HCA. The Medicare fraud case tried in 1997 saw Rick Scott take a “fifth amendment” plea and resign his position in disgrace. After announcing his campaign to be elected to the U.S. Senate as his second term as Florida Governor comes to an end, Scott is facing accusations of using more than $70 million raised to bring awareness to young people about the policies of President Donald Trump.
The focus of PAC’s and Super PAC’s is clearly stated upon their establishment, which saw End Citizens United include the stipulation no donor can provide more than $5,000 per election cycle. The need for political independence is easy to see with ECU as the group is battling the power of dark money passing into U.S. politics. The independence of the New Republican PAC is in doubt as Governor Scott was still listed as the President of the PAC months after announcing his candidacy for Florida’s Senate seat.