The funds will be used to support the candidate’s campaign efforts. However, campaign finance law prohibits Super PACs from giving funds directly to the candidate’s campaign.
Under campaign finance law, Super PACs can accept unlimited contributions and spend an unlimited amount supporting or opposing federal election candidates, but they cannot directly donate to federal candidates or parties.
From the Federal Election Commission: “Independent expenditures represent spending by individuals, groups, political committees, corporations or unions expressly advocating the election or defeat of clearly identified federal candidates. These expenditures may not be made in concert or cooperation with, or at the request or suggestion of, a candidate, the candidate's campaign or a political party”
For these reasons, Battle PAC will provide the Winner-Take-All contest winning candidate’s funds to the Super PAC which supports their candidacy which will, in turn, spend the money supporting that candidate.
Donated funds associated with each Winner-Take-All contest will be held by Battle PAC until the conclusion of each Winner-Take-All contest.
Once a contest is complete and a winner has been determined, Battle PAC will deduct the administrative and operating expenses necessary to build, maintain, and continuously improve the Battle PAC platform.
Battle PAC will then contribute the remaining funds to the Super PAC (non-connected independent expenditure-only political committee) which supports the Winner-Take-All contest winning candidate. In other words, Battle PAC will contribute the funds to the Super PAC which supports the Winner-Take-All contest winner’s candidacy.
To provide a fictional example, if Battle PAC had run a Winner-Take-All contest in the 2016 US Presidential Election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, there would have been two possible outcomes depending on who raised the most money in the contest:
If the candidate who wins the Battle PAC Winner-Take-All contest has more than one non-connected independent expenditure-only political committee (Super PAC) supporting their candidacy, Battle PAC will contribute the contest funds to the committee with the highest 'Total Receipts' total for the current election cycle as reported in the most recent quarter's FEC filing
The candidate who wins each Battle PAC Winner-Take-All contest will have the pool of Battle PAC funds contributed to the primary Super PAC supporting their candidacy.
This provides adequate time for the money raised to be effectively spent in support of the winning candidate prior to their election day.
The Presidential Primary Battle PAC contests end on February 11, 2020. This allows the funds to be spent supporting the winner leading up to and beyond Super Tuesday (March 3, 2020)