Investigation into Rick Scott ends with regulators deadlocked on campaign violations

The Tampa Bay Times

A 3-3 split decision along party lines by the Federal Election Commission comes despite the commission’s general counsel concluding there was reason to believe Scott broke the law. In the 11 years following Citizens United, the commission has never voted to further investigate or penalize a candidate for coordinating with an independent super PAC, said Adav Noti, senior director for the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan watchdog group. “It makes a joke of those limits on contributions,” Noti said.

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