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ECU Calls on Corporations to Demand Senator Rick Scott Return Campaign Cash

Jan 11, 2021

Corporations have given $841,400 to Rick Scott, who sought to overturn election results, ultimately inciting a violent and deadly assault on the Capitol

Hallmark has asked for money back from two of Scott’s co-conspirators it donated to 

End Citizens United (ECU) President Tiffany Muller today called on corporations to demand a return of campaign donations from Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), who was a leading figure in inciting a violent and deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol Building in an attempt to overthrow the election.

“The corporations that donated to Rick Scott have funded the Senator’s efforts to incite a violent insurrection and deadly coup,” Muller said. “In America, people choose their leaders, not a handful of political extremists. Rick Scott attempted to use misinformation and violence to grab power and overturn the will of voters. Without requesting a return of the millions in campaign cash they have donated to Senator Scott, these corporations have literally helped fund this violent insurrection.”

Some of the top contributing corporations that have funded Rick Scott include:

  • Koch Industries, Inc. PAC: $22,500

  • Select Medical Corporation PAC: $20,000

  • The Home Depot Inc. PAC: $20,000

  • Nextera Energy, Inc. PAC: $16,000

  • JM Family Enterprises, Inc. PAC: $15,400

  • Altria Group, Inc. PAC: $15,000

  • Comcast Corporation & NBCUniversal PAC – Federal: $15,000

  • The Geo Group, Inc. PAC: $15,000

  • AT&T Inc./WarnerMedia LLC Federal PAC: $14,000

  • A Duda & Sons, Inc. PAC: $10,000

  • Abbott Laboratories Employee PAC: $10,000

  • BNSF Railway Company RAILPAC: $10,000

  • Charter Communications Inc. PAC: $10,000

  • Chevron Employees PAC: $10,000

  • CHS/Community Health Systems, Inc. PAC: $10,000

  • Exxon Mobil Corporation PAC: $10,000

  • FMR LLC PAC – Federal (Fidelity PAC): $10,000

  • Government Employees Insurance Company PAC: $10,000

  • HCA Inc. Good Government Fund: $10,000

  • L3Harris Technologies, Inc. PAC: $10,000

  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation Employees PAC: $10,000

  • Norfolk Southern Corporation Good Government Fund: $10,000

  • Swisher International Inc. PAC Fund: $10,000

  • Taylor Morrison Inc. Buildings Strong Business PAC: $10,000

  • The ADT Security Corporation PAC: $10,000

  • UBS Americas Inc. PAC: $10,000

  • Union Pacific Corporation Fund for Effective Government: $10,000

  • Unitedhealth Group Incorporated PAC: $10,000

Prior to the vote, Popular Information revealed the top 20 corporations that gave roughly $16 million to Members of Congress who had planned to challenge the results of the Electoral College. Those corporations include AT&T, Comcast, UPS, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, UnitedHealth Group, Walmart, Pfizer, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Lowe’s, Bank of America, Capital One, and Wells Fargo, among others.

Since the attack on the Capitol, Popular Information has reported that several corporations, The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Marriott International, and Commerce Bancshares have decided that they will no longer give to these Members of Congress, but only Hallmark has asked for money to be returned. Their reporting includes how each of the 144 corporations that gave to the senators who voted to challenge the Electoral College responded.