IL-16: Catalina Lauf’s Defense of Freedom PAC Performance through 1/25/21

Catalina Lauf

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 PeriodReceiptsDisbursementsCash on Hand
Q2 2020 (Started 6/24/20)       5,000.00                          –         5,000.00
Q3 2020          759.50             3,226.10         2,533.40
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
Source: DOFPAC FEC filings, assembled by McHenry County Blog


IL-16: Catalina Lauf’s Defense of Freedom PAC Performance through 1/25/21 — 3 Comments

  1. Money pissed away.

    W/o voter ID and cutting cheat by mail, elections are absurd.

    No confidence.

  2. Pete, what you said made some of the congressional wins really remarkable last year.

    Take Mike Garcia, he won TWICE in a southern California district in elections that were

    – nearly all vote-by-mail

    – unsolicited vote-by-mail ballots sent to all registered voters

    – ballot harvesting is legal

    Indeed, last May in the special election, he and his supporters shook up the Democrats by organizing ballot harvesting drop-off thru churches!

    Is it any wonder Governor Gavin Newsom tried to keep the churches closed as long as he did?

    Correcting, I’ll let someone else cover those questions.

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