In April 2018 American Bridge claimed that the PAC Rick Scott was the chairman of accepted donations from “private equity executives.” This is against the law. The 2010 Securities and Exchange Commission rules forbid financial firms from funding elections of public officials who influence state pension investments. End Citizens United is determined to see justice done. Read more news about the group on USA Today.
These campaign donations were vacuumed up by the New Republican Pac, of which Governor Scott is the chair of. The firms in question also benefited from over $3 million in fees from the Florida investors. The SEC ruling protecting decisions on pension investments front political bias provides End Citizens United with its grounds for filing charges against Governor Scott.
Scott is no stranger to skirting election law. After he announced his candidacy for Bill Nelson’s Senate seat, he faced complaints from the Federal Election Commission for breaking laws. End Citizens United is determined to see justice done. Adam Bozzi, the Communications Director for End Citizens United predicts only failure for Governor Scott’s blatant attempts to “manipulate the law to serve himself.” He also believes in the voters of Florida, who will see through his “shady political tricks.”
The election between Senator Bill Nelson and Governor Scott is part of the GOP’s hopes for maintaining control of Congress under the increasingly unpopular President Trump. Trump has spurned renewed interest in Democratic voters, compelling them to turn out at the polls in droves.
The GOP and the Democratic Party are both relying heavily on Florida voters to gain the majority in both houses of Congress in 2018. The Democratic party is struggling to hold on to Bill Nelson’s Senate seat, and to flip at least two seats from the Republicans in Florida.
End Citizens United is working hard keeping an eye on the elections in order to ensure a fair and honest result for Florida voters. Both parties are expected to spend record amounts of money, with Governor Scott, a millionaire, expected to dip into his own pockets. View the group’s profile on Politifact.com.