Too often in America, extremely wealthy businessmen with a history of corruption win elections and take seats in the highest offices of our land. The current governor of Florida is a classic example. In 1997, Scott was CEO of a medical company called Columbia/HCA. He was pressured to resign after it was revealed that his company was committing massive fraud relating to Medicaid, Medicare and other federal programs.
Columbia/HCA received the biggest government fine in history — but Rick Scott got off Scott free. He went on to work as a venture capitalist, made millions more, and then ran for Florida governor. He has won the seat twice.
Now Scott wants to be a U.S. Senator, but he’s still up to his old tricks. A group called End Citizens United has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission charging that Scott has played fast and loose of what is left of campaign finance regulation in America.
It seems that Scott is coordinating his campaign with a Super PAC known as New Republican. A Super PAC can raise and spend as much money as it wants to, but it cannot work directly or coordinate with any particular campaign.
End Citizens United sites the Rick Scott example as just one of many serious problems the United States has with campaign finance laws. The goal of the group is to get Big Money and Dark Money out of politics — period.
Going after shady players like Gov. Rick Scott is just one example of hundreds of battles End Citizens United is fighting across the nation as the 2018 midterm elections approach. ECU is also raising money using a grassroots model to support candidates that have come out for campaign finance reform.
End Citizens United has raised $35 million during this election cycle, a $10 million increase over what is raised ahead of the 2016 presidential election. The average donation has been just $14.
That means millions of American citizens are behind the goals, principles and values of End Citizens United — and that means getting Big Money out of politics once and for all.
End Citizens United info: www.indeed.com/q-End-Citizens-United-jobs.html