Charitable giving and support for Georgia’s U.S. Senate Republicans in runoff elections leave DOFPAC poised for growth in 2021 after raising over $105,000 since late September
As reported last month on McHenry County Blog, the Defense of Freedom PAC (DOFPAC) continues its success as a start-up since its public launch in late September.
Former IL-14 congressional candidate Catalina Lauf is the executive director of the DOFPAC
According to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) year-end filing this month, DOFPAC (FEC Pre-Runoff report numbers listed separately):
|Reporting Period||Receipts||Disbursements||Cash on Hand|
|Q2 2020 (Started 6/24/20)||5,000.00||–||5,000.00|
|Pre-Election 10/1 thru 10/14||3,300.00||1,037.00||4,796.40|
|Post-Election 10/15 thru 11/23||86,758.24||55,721.57||……35,833.07|
|Pre-Runoff 11/24 thru 12/16||950.00||418.70||36,364.37|
|Year-End 12/17 – 12/31/20||13,694.15||15,278.83||34,779.69|
Lauf issued a statement highlighting the 3 charities her DOFPAC gave year-end donations of $1,000 each:
“We supported three different veteran organizations!
“Two in the [IL-14] district (one on each end of the district) and one (HunterSeven Foundation) doing great work nationally.”Catalina Lauf statement 1/13/21
- Transforming Lives through Service to Veterans – https://www.tlsveterans.org/ of McHenry
- HunterSeven Foundation – https://www.hunterseven.org/ of Providence, RI
- American Legion Post 75 – https://genevapost75.org/ of Geneva, IL
In addition to the charities, DOFPAC gave two $2,500 campaign contributions to Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler of Georgia for the runoff elections.
For all of 2020, DOFPAC donated to a total of 14 political campaigns.
Locally, Woodstock resident Earl Hughes gave a total of $300 for the entire 2020 calendar year. Illinois-based itemized contributions totaled an additional $750.
Small dollar contributions (less than $200) to DOFPAC made up nearly 69% of the total contributions for 2020 of $105,461.89 (from late September through end of 2020).
As noted last month, DOFPAC started with an initial investment of $5,000.
Information can be accessed for DOFPAC by clicking here.