End Citizens United Charge Florida’s Governor for Campaign Violations

Florida’s Governor Rick Scott having to resign as a CEO of Columbia/HCA in 1997, the company paid $1.7 billion in fines due to fraudulent billing practices with Medicare. Now Scott being a candidate for U.S. Senate is refusing to accept responsibility in court relating to that fraud case when he “invoked his Fifth Amendment right.”

End Citizens United goal is to oppose favoritism to the wealthy in any campaign and attempts to prevent wealthy people to influence on the election process. The group has pointed out that Scott has been using the New Republican Super PAC in preparation for his campaign. Ending the influence of Big Money in politics is the goal of End Citizens United and show that money has no political power in elections. So with Scott concluding his second term as Florida governor, watching his practices that offer any financial benefit is crucial. Read more about End Citizens United at Wikipedia.

In mid-April of 2018, American Bridge has reported that Rick Scott had received donations after his decisions on “state pension fund investments.” The Securities and Exchange Commission ruling is to protect decisions on investments from political influence, which resulting gives a reason for the charges against Scott from the End Citizens United. Rick Scott then announced running for a Democratic seat in Congress, but was unaware of the the complaint faced against him. Florida’s voters are not expected to “trust him” with his shady past, predicted by Adam Bozzi, the Communications Director of End Citizens United. He also expresses concerns for the violation of federal law and Scott is in need of immediate investigation.

Senator Nelson and Scott both represent a small section of the Republicans and hope to retain control of Congress under Trump. Senator Nelson comments and expects Scott to “say or do anything to get elected” for this election. He believes that doing the right lets politics “take care of itself.” For the election Scott is likely to spend millions of his personal funds for the election.

Related: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/12/05/democratic-pac-end-citizens-united-names-big-money-20-targets-2018/918680001/ 


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