Florida Governor Rick Scott announced he would be running for the Florida Senate seat held by Democrat Bill Nelson.
Later that day End Citizens United, an pro-campaign finance reform PAC, formerly filed a complaint that Scott had violated campaign finance law. This isn’t the first time Scott had accused of financial crimes.
As CEO of healthcare group Columbia/HCA Scott was charged with various counts of fraud. Columbia/HCA had to pay $1.7 billion in fines and Scott resigned in disgrace, blaming his subordinates even though he himself had pleaded the 5th rather than testify in one civil trial. End Citizens United wants people to remember this.
Flash forward to 2018 and Scott shook off that scandal, became Governor and now is running for the Senate with the same cloud of corruption hanging over his head. End Citizens United brings charges that Scott used the PAC New Republican to illegally finance his campaign.
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Scott became chair of the New Republican PAC in May of 2017. He resigned when he announced his Senate run, but there is evidence that he is still involved with the group. End Citizens United sites such evidence as the PAC directly funding a Scott campaign poll, both organizations using the same fundraiser, Jenny Drucker, and that both New Republican and the Scott campaign used the same mailing address.
It is legal for anyone to give as much money as they want to the election of a candidate. but it is not legal to donate that way directly to the campaign. The contributions get funneled through PACs that then spend money to help get their chosen candidates elected. As long as the PACs and the campaigns have no direct contact things are, according to the Citizens United ruling, just fine.
But with these direct connections between the Scott campaign and the New Republican PAC that End Citizen’s United have brought forward it is hard to imagine that there is no direct contact between them.
Once more, just as in 1997 with Columbia/HCA, it appears that financial fraud accusation will be following Scott on the campaign trail.
Visit endcitizensunited.org for more details about the organization.
Adam Milstein is one of the Jewish community’s most outspoken philanthropists, and he’s written many articles on the state of Judaism and issues surrounding it for news outlets like the Jerusalem Post and the Jewish News Syndicate. He posted an article with JNS about how radical Islam is now one of the leaders in antisemitism because it has common ground in wanting the destruction of Israel with the progressive leftwing groups in the US. Milstein wants young people to be aware of this and says it’s all the more reason why Jewish leaders need to let the truth be known about the propaganda of these groups. Milstein’s organizations have been involved in many lobbying efforts to make sure legislation passed in the halls of congress doesn’t favor antisemitic groups. Follow Adam Milstein’s profile on twitter.com.
Adam Milstein is originally from Israel himself and he’s even served in their military during the Yom Kippur War of 1973. He began his professional career in building framing working with his father on various projects in Haifa, and then sometime later he relocated with his wife Gila to the US to pursue further education and build on his career. Milstein is an executive at Hager Pacific Properties in Los Angeles, a real estate firm that has a large portfolio of million-dollar properties spanning across three different states. But his philanthropy is what he spends most of his time in, and he has a philsophy of philanthropy that has three main pillars to it that are active philanthropy, path life impact and philanthropic synergy.
Most of Adam Milstein’s activism is channeled through the Milstein Family Foundation that he and his wife Gila founded in the year 2000, and partners that they’ve worked with for many years include the Hasbara Fellowships, the StandWithUs coalition, AIPAC, Students Supporting Israel, Hillel International and the Anti-Defamation League’s west coast branch. He’s also Chairman of the Israeli-American Council which hosts meetings targeted at young Jewish-Americans from all over the US and brings people together from various ideological spectrums. Adam Milstein and his wife Gila also started a Hebrew curriculum for families that includes famous Jewish literature along with it. Visit Adam Milstein’s Youtube channel.
A Personal Cause For Him
Most human rights activists aren’t motivated by something that actually happened to them. usually, they are motivated by something they have seen on the internet or something they have seen in other media. However, for Thor Halvorssen he is trying to fight for a cause that has personally affected him and his love ones. Born in Venezuela, his family includes some of the most prominent members of Venezuelan society. The rise of dictators in his home country has made life difficult for his loved ones. In fact, some of them have even been arrested or killed for their resistance.
How He Stands Up For Others
The most important way that he stands up for others is his efforts to expose the conditions that are so common for those living under dictatorships. To do this he often employs the use of documentaries discussing the lives of those living under oppression. Beyond his efforts to expose these injustices he has also made attempts to spread his message to people living under dictators.
What He Plans To Do Now
The Human Rights Foundation is the center of activism against closed societies. No other organization has made such an effort to change things around the world and no other organization has received so much recognition. To keep things up Halvorssen wants to focus his energy on connecting with other activists and doing everything possible to create a more global movement to stand up to the dictators around the world who threaten the rights of their people. He refuses to allow this to deter him in the slightest.
About Thor Halvorssen
Thor Halvorssen is a human right activists known for his work as the president of the Human Rights Foundation. For more than 13 years he has used his talent to help expose the conditions of people living in closed societies and made an effort to uplift them from their typically abysmal lives. Beyond his philanthropy he has also worked as a film director with many big names in Hollywood such as Quentin Tarantino.