Fund for Freedom Committee has spent $335,000 on television advertising to help former Gov. Linda Lingle’s Republican campaign for U.S. Senate, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission.
The Washington, D.C., based super PAC had only about $109,650 in cash on hand as of Oct. 17, so the donors who helped finance the ads made their contributions within the past 10 days. The interest group does not have to file another federal campaign-finance report until early December, so the identity of the donors may not be known until after the November election.
Federal campaign-finance records show that another super PAC — Freedom Fund North America — was established on Oct. 15 with the same treasurer, Michael Adams, and the same address, Adams’ Washington law office, as Fund for Freedom.
Adams is general counsel to the Republican Governors Association.
Freedom Fund North America has made independent expenditures to help Republicans in Senate races in Montana and North Dakota that are considered more competitive than the Hawaii campaign between Lingle and U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono.