Why is End Citizens United targeting Rick Scott? The political action committee just called the congressional hopeful on the carpet for illegal correlation of funds, citing that Scott was using a super PAC to fund his election. Scott is a politician with no qualms about getting support for corporate PACs, and End Citizens United needs candidates like him out of the way. Although Scott alleges that he has done no wrongdoing, End Citizens United has produced documentation and filed a formal complaint with the Federal Elections Commission.
This is only one recent move by ECU in the road to mid-term elections. The PAC has also released a list of endorsements for the candidates who advocate for its cause. These candidates are all about election reform, and are the type of legislators ECU need to achieve its goal. Whether or not they will get elected remains to be seen. Founded in 2015, End Citizens United is the PAC that wants to end Citizens United. The controversial Supreme Court ruling that many believe has destroyed politics. The ruling gave freedom of speech rights to corporations, allowing them unbridled freedom in supporting political candidates.
ECU seeks to stop that by amending the first amendment to only include the individual. But it is a long road of tedious legislation and to even begin the structure of congress needs to change. Lofty goal, but one ECU strives to accomplish.ECU targets people like Rick Scott for the illegality of their actions as well as their political opposition. In order for their legislation to pass an almost unified agreement has to be made, a majority that can only exist if a majority of congressmen advocate for it. Many seats will be available this election, so who knows what kind of outcome the med-terms will bring. ECU will certainly be there to see.
— Jason Crow (@JasonCrowCO6) July 11, 2018