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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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fpfp04040812:37 PM Jan 27, 2011
(3) vote this comment up (8) vote this comment down Palin saying " blood libel" will be the one big mistake she has made that will truly end her political career and influence

LOL According to whom, you Libs too funny!

January 27 2011 at 8:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I would support a Huckabee/Palin or a Palin/Huckabee for GOP ticket I agree with attitudes and comments they have put forth, I do not have distrust of Liberal ideals, however they do not address solutions concerning our dire situation of excessive mismanaged goverment spending and hobbled industries tied up with excessive redundant complex regulations in conjuction with personal and corporate taxation that is also excessive redundant and complex!

January 27 2011 at 2:05 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

Palin saying " blood libel" will be the one big mistake she has made that will truly end her political career and influence.

January 27 2011 at 12:37 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply

If the Republicans want to lose again, just throw Palin into the mix.

January 27 2011 at 12:03 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

I don't think she has what it takes to be president, nor do I think Obama has proven he is qualified either, for that matter. Seems like he likes making speeches more than he likes actually doing the job of the president.

January 26 2011 at 9:22 PM Report abuse -8 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to tistolaugh's comment

Affordable Health Care? You don't see that as a major accomplishment? I can't remember a President that has worked as hard as President Obama. You had two of your super stars giving their take of the President's speech. Ryan & Bachmann. Wouldn't it wonderful if they both run for President, even Palin.

January 26 2011 at 10:15 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply

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