In 2010, Citizens United, a conservative political action group actively involved in United States politics, succeeded in its trying of a case against the Federal Election Commission in which a political campaign’s illegal airing of televised political material that slammed an opposing candidate resulted in political action committees (PACs) and political campaigns being able to solicit nearly endless amounts of money for upcoming elections, as well as being entitled to the wrongful privilege of not having to report where such financing originated.
Five long years after the United States Supreme Court, the loftiest court in the American judicial system, a handful of brave souls joined forces to create End Citizens United, a political action committee that delegates the funding it raised from private, everyday donors to candidates from all political backgrounds and party affiliations on local, state, and federal levels who support the repeal or modification of laws set forth by the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
Not too long ago, Florida governor Rick Scott was accused of illegally being involved with a so-called “super PAC” to help finance his upcoming run at a spot in the United States Senate, a coveted federal political forum that only has 100 members.
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Current United States campaign financing laws limit how much money candidates’ campaigns can receive in direct contributions from donors. However, many candidates – each of them running for various forms of office throughout the United States – sidestep such laws by seeking funding from super PACs, or incredulously large political action committees that increase their respective parties’ chances of winning countless times over by throwing millions – sometimes billions – of dollars their way in the form of campaign financing according to crunchbase.
Candidates campaigns’ are allowed to receive gobs of money in financing, though such campaigns’ politicians aren’t able to work with political action committees. In other words, super PACs can legally finance politicians’ runs for office, though such political candidates are not allowed to speak, write, or otherwise communicate with such political action committees.
According to the bold Americans at End Citizens United, Rick Scott broke such coordination laws with the super PAC New Republican PAC.
End Citizens United announced that Scott was the chairman of the super PAC directly before announcing his campaign for Senate. Experts at End Citizens United collectively state that Rick Scott should be prosecuted for his illegal actions.