Broward Republican Executive Committee (BREC) Chair candidate Karin Hoffman loves to brag about founding the “DC WORKS FOR US” tea party group. At two recent debates, Hoffman used “DC WORKS FOR US” as an example of her organizing and fundraising skills. Hoffman even brags about setting up a meeting with Republican National Committee leaders in Washington, D.C. Just one small problem: “DC WORKS FOR US” does not exist.
On the LinkedIn social media resume website, Karin Hoffman lists herself as the CEO of “DC Works For US.” She claims to have held this position since March 2009. If you heard Hoffman at the BREC officer debates you might think “DC WORKS FOR US” is a vibrant, grassroots group working hard to elect Republicans all across Broward. However, it appears “DC WORKS FOR US” has been inactive since at least 2012.
If you visit the “DC WORK FOR US” website, you will not find candidate information or volunteer sign up sheets. What you will find is a defunct website up for auction to the highest bidder. HugeDomains.com says you can buy the “DC WORKS FOR US” domain name for just $2,495 plus tax.
The “DC WORKS FOR US” Facebook page has just 11 members. While the official “DC WORKS FOR US” Twitter account has 224 followers, Hoffman has made just 14 tweets. He last post was made on May 19, 2012.
The “DC WORKS FOR US” YouTube channel has just 9 videos. Eight of the videos were posted more than 5 years ago. The latest video was posted in 2012.
One part of “DC WORKS FOR US” that may still exist is the “DC WORKS FOR US” logo. In June 2010, Hoffman filed trademark paperwork with the State of Florida. Hoffman described the unique logo as “The letters ‘DC’ are both capitalized, without a period after each letter and…The letters ‘US’ likewise are capitalized and stand together without a period after each letter.” The group may have no members, but Hoffman still wears shirts with the snazzy “DC WORKS FOR US” logo.
The fancy logo and no members exemplifies the problems with Hoffman’s candidacy. Many Broward Republican insiders have long believed Hoffman is all flash and little substance. When “DC WORKS FOR US” was an actual group, it offered public meetings with Hoffman serving as the emcee. She interviewed candidates in front of members at Wings Plus during the 2010 campaign. Two years later, Hoffman ditched the “DC WORKS FOR US” membership while she emceed events at Wings Plus for Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich.
No matter the venue, Karin Hoffman wants to be the center of attention.
Last week, REDBROWARD reported used questionable judgment in an attempt to pad her fundraising resume. On November 10, Hoffman co-hosted a hastily planned “victory dinner” with big Democrat fundraisers, Dr. and Mrs. Belinda Keiser. Hopefully Hoffman was unaware the Keisers were big supporters of Democrat candidates such as Patrick Murphy, Alcee Hastings, Perry Thurston, Joe Garcia, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Hillary Clinton. Sources tell REDBROWARD that Hoffman was very angry about the story.
But this is not the first time Hoffman has worked with Broward Democrats. Stay tuned….