A complaint was recently filed with the Federal Election Commission by End Citizen United. The complaint alleges Rick Scott is illegally supporting his campaign for Senate with a super PAC. He has currently raised $78 million. There is no limit to the money raised or spent by a super PAC but working directly with a campaign is illegal.
Rick Scott was previously the Chairman for the New Republican PAC. The PAC has pledged to assist in his election to the United States Senate. Adam Bozzi of End Citizens United stated Rick Scott is less interested in the law than his political ambitions and is bypassing the law to use the super PAC to place soft money into his account. He also said the super PAC is aiding Rick Scott in avoiding the law regarding campaign finance and paying the bills for his campaign.
These accusations were denied by Rick Scott’s campaign. Documentation was provided by End Citizens United supporting their charges. Rick Scott was also listed as the Chairman of the New Republican super PAC on their website in January. End Citizens United was created due to the 2010 decision of the Supreme Court. The PAC began encouraging finance reform for campaigns on March 1st of 2105. They want Big Money eliminated from the political system. They are working with candidates to overturn the ruling so donations will no longer be unlimited and undisclosed.
End Citizens United is collecting evidence against Rick Scott. They have revealed he is working with the New Republican and the Jenny Rucker fundraiser. The same address used for the New Republican was used for Rick Scott’s campaign. The New Republican also financed a poll for Rick Scott. A report by the Tampa Bay times stated in February Rick Scott was raising money for the New Republican. In March, a report was issued by the Washington Post that Rick Scott was preparing to host a dinner for the New Republican donors. A poll was run questioning if Rick Scott should be in the Senate race. This is what led to End Citizens United making a complaint against Rick Scott.
Talking to the typical American voter in 2018 one of the major talking points many want addressing is the rising power of special interest groups and the mega-donors who have made the U.S. political landscape their personal playground in recent years.
Republican donors such as the Koch Brothers are now in the firing line for the traditional PAC, End Citizens United from its Washington D.C. base as it spearheads the drive for a return to traditional funding options capped at $5,000 per member each election cycle; End Citizens United completes its work as a traditional PAC with limited funding from supporters but no input on policy decisions from donors who are all limited to providing just $5,000 per election cycle.
In the period of success for End Citizens United which has taken place since the 2016 Presidential election, the PAC has been influential in turning the tide of support for the Democratic Party against the use of special interest funding through the introduction of a funding pledge. End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller has revealed the Washington D.C-based PAC had less than ten Democrats and Independents sign the pledge in 2016 but more than 70 have already pledged their support for the grassroots funding drive for the 2018 Midterms.
The rising influence of End Citizens United has been growing in various election cycles with the PAC as they have been developing their skills in electioneering as the group has been looking for the best message to send out. During the 2016 election campaign, End Citizens United discovered the best message to deliver was one explaining the need for election finance reform instead of the traditional Democratic liberal message which has been developed over the last few decades.
In the Texas constituency of Ted Cruz, Democrat Beto O’Rourke has been bridging what seemed original to be an insurmountable lead for the former Presidential candidate and member of the “Big Money 20” list. End Citizens United discovered that although O’Rourke’s political opinions are largely unknown to the people of Texas an eight-point deficit in the race for the Senate was turned into a lead for O’Rourke once the issue of “Big Money” in politics was raised and the more than $1.5 million the Republican has accepted over the years was discussed.
End Citizens United wants to continue its mission in 2018 that it started in March 2015. The mission is to rid the rigged political system of politicians who are not adhering to their ethical responsibilities of being transparent to the taxpayers. Their mission to have more transparency and eliminate special interest groups within the political process is paramount in the grass roots movement with voters throughout the country.
While, the agenda to overturn the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling (Citizens United v. F.E.C.) that triggered the grass roots effort is still right on track, End Citizens United has escalated its efforts to hold elected officials to the high standard of accountability that they promised in 2015. Politicians are still not listening to the American voters.
End Citizens United has taken its usual position with those politicians who continue to disregard the voters and receive money through mega-donors. Their constituents deserve to be heard and their interest should be top priority among their elected leaders. The political action committee (PAC) has made it clear that only elected officials who support campaign finance reform should be elected.
In December, End Citizens United announced its endorsement of Democrat Jay Hulings for the 23rd Congressional district in Texas. He is a firm advocate for campaign finance reform and believes that transparency is the prerequisite to rid the corruption that has perplexed Washington for too long. As a former federal prosecutor, Hulings has fought corruption. His campaign against incumbent Will Hurd will be a way for him to exercise a tough stand on the issue. Hurd is among the “Big Money 20” republicans that End Citizens United wants unseated in 2018. “We need Jay in Washington to fight back against politicians and their greedy mega-donors who advance their own interests at the expense of Texas families,” stated Tiffany Muller president of End Citizens United.
Together, with three million supporters, End Citizens United has positioned a grass roots movement that will end up having the biggest effect on the political process in U.S. history. With a continued forward direction to bring its mission forward to make the political system something that American’s are willing to trust and elect politicians with the integrity to earn that trust, End Citizens United is well-positioned for success in 2018.
End Citizens United has raised the money needed so far into the 2018 re-election cycle. With $10 million already contributed to the PAC and $35 million planned, the resources are available for any action plan needed to go against incumbents who are still not listening to their constituency; most of whom are unwilling to accept the continued hand shaking of deals going on in Washington any longer. Voters want a change in 2018 and End Citizens United plans to delive.
End Citizens United is an organization that was started on March 1st, 2015. The organization was initiated by a lawyer, Mr. James Bopp from Terre Haute. His idea to launch the group began during a case referred to as Citizens United v. FEC. The case had an impact on the federal law campaigns and primarily on matters concerning finances.
Mr. James Bopp is 68 years old, and he has made a tremendous step in reforming the political arena. He gets most of the financial support from regular citizens at grass root levels. He has a good reputation when it comes to law, and today most people view him as a legend who have changed the campaign-finance laws.
The End Citizen United is responsible for endorsing various key leaders in the government and appointive positions. The company was mainly started to counter the disastrous effects of the organization Citizen United, an organization that does not fight for the right of the majority. End Citizen United has and is the key to building a broad coalition working towards financing necessary reforms and pressuring key lawmakers to take legit useful actions. The organization operates as a traditional political action committee, and it does not allow donations of more than 5,000 dollars from one member.
The primary organization mission is to end the use of financial muscles in politics as well as fixing the rigged political system that supports campaign finance reform champions. It also aims at elevating matters regarding political manipulation in the national conversation. The use of money, or commonly known as money in politics has substantially undermined the will of the majority in the United States. In most cases, money in politics is usually unlimited and undisclosed. The organization has promised to promote legit candidates and expose them to highly influential activists and over 360, 000 political donors spread across the country. The donors have raised millions to support candidates such as Jon Ossoff’s and New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan.
Additionally, according to information published by USA TODAY, the organization has collected more than 4 million dollars in few months. End Citizen United aims to raise more than 35 million dollars ahead of the congress election expected to be held in the mid-2018. It will endorse most qualified candidates, who have the will of people at heart. Within the first quarter of the year, the organization has been able to receive contributions from over 100, 000 new members of whom, 40, 000 were new donors. The president of the organization speculates that the organization will continue to expand and grow with time. The group has vowed to continue bringing sanity into the political system through supporting visionary leaders.