Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a supplement today to its IRS complaint against the Conservative Solutions Project (CSP), shining a light on even more evidence that the so-called “social welfare” organization is in fact illegally operating to primarily benefit Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign. A non-profit that exists to advance Sen. Rubio’s campaign appears to be a clear violation of the tax code; the IRS should take immediate action.
Since filing its original complaint, CREW discovered additional proof demonstrating that CSP’s primary purpose is to support Sen. Rubio’s presidential campaign. CSP released two new TV ads which transparently attempt to enhance Sen. Rubio’s image with voters, more political activity that cannot be the main focus of a social welfare organization. While the group’s spokesman said in response to CREW’s earlier complaint that their ads are “certainly not about any specific elected official or candidate,” CREW obtained the contracts CSP’s agents signed with television stations in early primary states broadcasting the ads that characterize them as “supporting Marco Rubio” in the presidential primary.