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Palin's PAC Raised $3.5 Million Last Year, Starts 2011 With $1.3 Million

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After bringing in $279,000 during the final six weeks of last year, Sarah Palin's political action committee's total fundraising for 2010 topped $3.5 million, according to a financial disclosure filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission.

Nearly all the money raised by SarahPAC from Nov. 23 to Dec. 31 came from individual donors -- mostly in amounts less than $200, The New York Times reported. Of 600 itemized donations, only eight were for $1,000 or more, the newspaper said.

SarahPAC spent about $2.6 million last year, leaving about $1.3 million in the bank for 2011.

Politico pointed out that Wednesday's FEC filing betrayed no signs that Palin is gearing up for a White House run. She's hired no new staff and the PAC's expenses aren't close to campaign-ready levels.

Palin, the 2008 GOP nominee for vice president, is widely expected to mount a presidential campaign next year.

Donations to the PAC during the last filing period of 2010 came from a broad swath of the nation, according to the paperwork.

"We're really pleased with the support the governor had from across the country during this election cycle," SarahPAC Treasurer Tim Crawford told Politico.

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