Because Defense of Freedom PAC contributed to the two Georgia Republican U.S. Senate candidates for the 1/5/21 runoff, the FEC post-runoff filing gives latest numbers
Earlier this month, Catalina Lauf’s Defense of Freedom PAC (DOFPAC) filed its Post-runoff report with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
This filing was necessitated because DOFPAC, during December, contributed $2,500 to each Republican U.S. Senate candidates in the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff elections on January 5: David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler
The coverage period for the Post-runoff report is January 1-25 of 2021, so it gives a glimpse of where DOFPAC stood financially after the end of 2020.
DOFPAC ended 2020 with $34,779.69 cash-on-hand, according to the Year-end FEC filing last month.
From January 1-25, DOFPAC’s numbers are, per FEC Post-runoff filing:
- Receipts: $5,887 (3,387 from small dollar donors)
- Disbursements: 3,252.34
- Cash-on-hand: 37,414.35
The $5,887 receipts through January 25 brings DOFPAC’s total receipts to date beyond the initial $5K start-up/seed money to over $111,348.89
And consider while DOFPAC was initially funded in late June of last year, Lauf did not take it public until late September of last year.
Which means the $111,348.89 raised took place inside a 4-month period through January 25.
Including the two Republican U.S. Senate candidates in Georgia, DOFPAC gave money to 14 Republicans late last year, 5 of them winning on November 3:
- Lauren Boebert (CO-03)
- Madison Cawthorn (NC-11)
- Dan Crenshaw (TX-02)
- Mike Garcia (CA-25)
- Burgess Owens (UT-04)
Something to be considered as Lauf launched her 2022 Republican primary challenge in IL-16 against Congressman Adam Kinzinger, when Lauf claims she’s a small business owner, DOFPAC is one where there are publicly filed metrics to back up her claim.
DOFPAC’s website can be accessed here.
DOFPAC’s latest FEC filing can be accessed here.
Please note, DOFPAC is not the same as the Catalina for Congress committee she set up this past Tuesday, February 23.
Here’s a capsule of DOFPAC’s performance, per each FEC filing since 2nd quarter of 2020:
|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|
|TOTAL 2020 6/24-12/31/20||110,461.89||75,682.20|
|Post-Runoff 1/1 – 1/25/21||5,887.00||3,252.34||37,414.35|
|TOTAL 6/24/20 – 1/25/21||116,348.89||78,934.54|