Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 8.11.21
A watchdog group on Monday sued the Federal Election Commission for dismissing a complaint alleging that Sen. Scott unlawfully used a super PAC to support his 2018 Senate run. In a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of Democratic group End Citizens United, Campaign Legal Center Action challenged the decision by Republican FEC commissioners to close an investigation into Scott against the recommendation of the agency’s nonpartisan lawyers. End Citizens United had alleged that Scott and the New Republican PAC, a group he formerly chaired, violated election laws prohibiting coordination between candidates and outside groups.
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