With less than six months to go until the 2018 Midterms, the importance of the End Citizens United PAC to the cause of Democrats and independent voters is being shown on a regular basis. As the organization established in 2015 as a traditional PAC limiting donors to just $5,000 in donations per election cycle is endorsing progressive candidates it is also looking to highlight the illegal use of funds by candidates at all levels.End Citizens United has looked to target the constituencies of some of the biggest names in the GOP including Ted Cruz who is being challenged by little-known Democrat Beto O’Rourke. Despite his message of election finance reform not being heard in Texas on a regular basis, the first Democrat endorsed for the 2018 Midterms has cut the gap between himself and the former Presidential candidate to single digits in recent polls.
To back the calls of End Citizens United and Beto O’Rourke for a change in campaign financing, the candidate has raised an impressive $6.7 million in the first three months of 2018 with none of the money raised provided by so-called dark money sources. Alongside providing Democrats and reform-seeking candidates with a large amount of support and funding, End Citizens United are also monitoring the campaign activities of many Republican candidates. One of those recently highlighted by the PAC headed by Tiffany Muller from its Washington D.C. headquarters is former Florida Governor Rick Scott.
The Governor is seeking election to the Senate in 2018 and has been accused by Muller and her team of illegally channeling funds from the New America Super PAC created by Scott to support the work of President Trump.In a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission, the PAC explains its view Scott is using funds from the New America Super PAC to fund his own Senate bid in a clear violation of the rules regarding election funding. By bringing the case of Rick Scott’s election finance rule breaking to light, End Citizens United is showing it will not stand by and allow members of the GOP to act as if they are above the law.