Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s campaign committee goes into the red for the first time, posting a fundraising shortfall totaling $314,000

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s campaign committee reported its first net loss since being elected, according to a Friday deposit with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

The filing revealed a deficit of $314,000 in the first three months of 2022, and previous contribution totals were revised down by more than $100,000.

Rep. Greene’s campaign committee, Greene for Congress, spent about $1.38 million in the first quarter of 2022 while receiving $1.06 million in donations.

His committee is known to be one of the best fundraisers in the House and has consistently generated more donations than it has spent.

The first quarter of 2022 saw an increase in spending by the Georgia congresswoman, particularly on fundraising, personality security and the hiring of Trump attorney John Eastman.

Fundraising was a big part of the expenses. The congresswoman expanded her digital fundraising operation to include direct mail and spent more than $400,000 on printing, postage and related expenses.

Greene has also spent about $140,000 on his security, sending monthly payments to KaJor Group, a company that also protected Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse during his trial last year.

Before the 2020 election, Greene had received free protection from members of the anti-government militia Oath Keepers, according to The daily beast.

The outlet said a spokesperson for Greene declined to comment on the security firm’s hiring, but cited an increase in threats against the congresswoman, including the arrest of a New York man who did threatening calls to his office.

“Our staff have reported more than 20 threats to Capitol Police over the past week,” the outlet’s spokesperson said in a text message, along with a link to Greene’s response to Jimmy Kimmel jokes about him on his show.

Greene also hired Trump’s lawyer, John Eastman, pay a deposit of $10,000 for his firm the Constitutional Counsel Group, on January 14.

Eastman gained notoriety for write a memo outlining a plan for then-Vice President Mike Pence to hand Donald Trump the 2020 election.

In a previous statement to Insider’s C. Ryan BarberGreene’s campaign declined to provide details of Eastman’s legal work.

“Dr. Eastman is one of the nation’s leading constitutional lawyers. When we need advice on important constitutional issues, we have sometimes asked for his advice,” a campaign spokesperson said.

“The particular issues on which we have sought his advice are protected by solicitor-client privilege.”

However, the challenge to the candidacy, filed in March, came after Greene’s campaign had already hired Eastman in January.

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