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End Citizens United Takes Rick Scott to Court

Currently, the political atmosphere in the U.S. is under heat. In 2010, the Supreme Court decision to lift the regulations on independent spending saw the world of politics taken on another level. With the decision, more money started flowing into the political world hence blocking legitimacy and transparency of the whole process. However, thanks to End Citizens United and other committees, the choice is likely to be turned around.

End Citizens United is one of the few political action committees dedicated to fighting big money out of politics. In other words, the organization is committed to reversing the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC. Since establishment, the organization has continued to endorse individuals with interests in the course, and who would in turn overturn the court decision. Also, End Citizens United keeps politics on the check by revealing individuals who fail to follow the election laws in play.

Not long ago, the organization filed a case with FEC against Rick Scott. According to the filed complaint, ECU believes that Rick Scott has Super PAC at his disposal to drive his senate campaign and it is illegal. The PAC insists that Rick’s smart move is focused on going around the federal limitations towards a candidature’s campaigns. So far, and through the ‘Super PAC,’ Rick Scott has garnered about $78 million for his campaigns.

Legally, a PAC focuses on raising as much money as it can as well as spend whatever is needed to get its members to power. However, they are not allowed to work directly with any campaigns, a law that Rick Scott seems to ignore. Before revealing his thirst for the Senate, Scott was the chairman of the group. The organization had sworn to support his political journey.

According to Adam Bozzi, Rick Scott is greedy for the seat and is willing to bend the laws for personal interests. Mr. Scott’s campaign denied the allegations, but End Citizens United had documents to back the suit. ECU presented documentation that indicated Scott was still working with the group. Adam Bozzi and his team believe that Scott has no intention of pushing for the campaign reform thus should not be given a chance to take the Senatorial seat.

Over and over again, Rick Scott has continued to deny the allegations, but ECU has continued to reveal evidence placing Scott on the wrong. For instance, there was evidence showing that Scott was working closely with the New Republican who even funded his recent poll. More evidence has also been produced showing how Scott is taking advantage of the committee for his political ambitions. According to Bozzi, the fight against Scott is not worth losing.

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