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Palin's PAC Raises $1.2 Million; She Spends a Million on Candidates, Consultants

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Sarah Palin raised a hefty $1.2 million over the summer and also spent about a million, paying consultants for advice on finance, international affairs and media, and also contributing to favored candidates in the midterm elections.

It was Palin's strongest three months of fundraising since her resignation as Alaska's governor in July 2009, Politico reported. Palin's SarahPAC gave $10,000 each to Delaware Senate hopeful Christine O'Donnell, New Hampshire GOP Senate nominee Kelly Ayotte, and the Iowa Republican Party, the AP said, citing reports at the Federal Election Commission for the period ending Sept. 30. It bears mentioning that the next presidential primary season opens in the early winter of 2012 in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Sarah PalinPolitical action committees can give up to $5,000 per candidate, per election -- with the primary and general election counted separately. Other Senate candidates benefiting from Palin's largess included Joe Miller of Alaska, Marco Rubio of Florida, John Hoeven of North Dakota, Sharron Angle of Nevada, and Rand Paul of Kentucky. All are conservative Republicans. Many have the support of the Tea Party movement.

Politico said Palin spent $205,000 soliciting PAC donations through direct mail, another $38,000 on Internet fundraising and $40,000 on finance consultants.

Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate, is regarded as a potential 2012 candidate for president. If so, she is piling up plenty of chits from candidates in the 2010 races.

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Sarah is a king/queen maker. That's it. If she wants a republican to win in 2012, she would be smart not to run and simply go out in full force to support another candidate. She knows that she may win the republican nomination. But, in the process she will divide and hurt the party. There is no way she will win a general election. She's got nothing. This is not going to be a debate on facebook, twitter, or the santuary of Fox News. Watched her on Fox a week ago, she couldn't put two sentences together as has been the case with most of her comments. It made me cringe. I felt sorry for her. You can't win an election with 3 talking points and no substance.

October 12 2010 at 5:46 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

She appears pretty smart to me.

October 12 2010 at 5:25 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

Be very careful what you ask for.........

October 12 2010 at 5:15 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

You Go Girl! We are with you!

October 12 2010 at 3:03 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply


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