September 15th, 2008
08:07 PM ET
6 years ago

Palin makes first foray into fundraising for McCain

CANTON, Ohio (CNN) – In her first fundraising effort on behalf of the McCain campaign, Sarah Palin raised just under $1 million, according to the host of the event.

Because McCain has accepted public financing for his campaign, the money raised will go towards the McCain-Palin Ohio Victory fund, which is comprised of the Ohio state GOP, the Republican National Committee, and the McCain-Palin Compliance Fund, which solicits private donations to help the campaign defray certain costs.

“Senator McCain will be stunned and he’ll be appreciative also,” Palin said of the money raised.
Palin spoke for about 20 minutes at Brookside Country Club in Canton (just down the road, a solitary protester held up a sign reading “Country Club First,” a mock-up of the campaign’s slogan “Country First.”)

The Alaska governor thanked Ohio’s convention delegation for helping her through her speech in St. Paul when, she said, her teleprompter malfunctioned.

“In the convention I had you to thank afterwards, because there Ohio was right out in front, in front of me,” she said. “And you know, I walked out there on stage and we started the teleprompter going in front of me. Teleprompter got messed up, and I wasn’t able to follow it. So, I decided, I’m just going to talk to the people in front me. And it was Ohio.”

Palin spent most of her speech praising McCain as she does on the stump, but she did take a moment to address the financial turmoil on Wall Street.

“We’re going to protect the life savings of everyday Americans,” she promised, adding: “John McCain and I are going to reform the way Wall Street does business.”

Palin’s husband Todd, who has been a quiet fixture on the campaign trail thus far, did some cheerleading for a few seconds at the end of the event

“Thanks for supporting this ticket, it’s the right ticket to support,” he said. “You’ve got a beautiful state. Go Buckeyes.”


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  1. Palin the Truth hurts.

    To: Kathleen 1:22PM ET,

    If we get McBush 44th in the White House and Palin in the E. Wing
    .. They are the the biggest Fools of all time :P

    September 16, 2008 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  2. Raymond Duke

    I would say she is pretty smart not falling for Obama's crew in Alaska. I will go for Palin being investigated by the Obama democrats if you will let the republicans investigate and find out what happen to the millions of dollars that came up missing between Ayers his terriost friend who blew up building in america and killed americans and Obama. Maybe we can have reverend Wright and his black liberation church come over as innoncent refrees. You liberals are a joke and that is why McCain and Palin or kicking tail. Latest poll shows New York is a five point lead for Obama . One of the bluest states in the union. People see him for what he is.

    September 16, 2008 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  3. gene

    I love that Palin is refusing cooperating with the investigation against her stating that Obama is manipulating the investigation. Considering that this investigation was already in progress before she was even announced as the VP.. and the board that's actually doing the investigation is mostly republican... I find it the funniest statement ever by her.

    Now.. i wouldn't doubt it if the republicans want to hang her out to dry... considering that she "shook up Alaskan politics and took the state away from the 'good ol' boys'" as she puts it.

    September 16, 2008 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  4. Celine , Canada

    I am not a fan of Bush , but for the democratic candidates to use the oil crisis and the economic down turn as political fodder against him , is being rather silly.
    A democratic controlled congress with Pelosi at the helm has done nothing for the last 2 years , committee members looking after finance , banking and energie , must have been asleep at the wheel.

    September 16, 2008 12:44 am at 12:44 am |
  5. Dee

    Go Obama Biden 08/16

    September 16, 2008 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  6. steve

    I want all the Obamabotic piranha bloggers to keep up their HATE campaign. I know for a fact that there slimy, vile, nastiness is turning people off by the thousands to Obamas hysterical message of "Hope." They did it for me when he was running against Hillary and after a few days of hearing them constantly call her a liar and every other nasty name they could think of, I made up my mind that no way was I going to vote for a man who attracts such slimey garbage for supporters. If this is represenative of the "younger" generation then we are all in for a sick future. Nobody ever taught these slimebags the meaning of RESPECT.

    September 16, 2008 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  7. Nevada Mom

    “John McCain and I are going to reform the way Wall Street does business.”

    How's that, exactly? Is Phil Graham going to help you both to enact further deregulation and submerge us into a full on depression?

    Wake up people!!!!!! McCain / Palin is no choice in this time.

    September 16, 2008 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  8. Bob

    So Shara's been to Canada? What part of Canada? I bet she doesn't even know the capital of this vast country.
    She can also see Russia from her house. With international experience like this how can we go wrong?
    She also claims that Alaska contributes 20% of Americas energy requirement when it is only 3.5%.
    I bet she doesn't know that Canada is the biggest foreign energy supplier to the USA. Yes several times more than Alaska.
    Wake up America, before it's to late.
    Elect someone with a brain.

    September 16, 2008 12:47 am at 12:47 am |
  9. Scott B

    McCain-Palin: The ticket to nowhere.

    September 16, 2008 12:48 am at 12:48 am |
  10. Bob

    So Shara's been to Canada? What part of Canada? I bet she doesn't even know the capital of this vast country.
    She can also see Russia from her house. With international experience like this how can we go wrong?
    She also claims that Alaska contributes 20% of Americas energy requirement when it is only 3.5%.
    I bet she doesn't know that Canada is the biggest foreign energy supplier to the USA. Yes several times more than Alaska.
    Wake up America, before it's to late.

    September 16, 2008 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  11. DEMOCRATS FOR PALIN

    Palin is a breath of fresh air....finally we have someone on the Presidential ticket who understands the average American.

    September 16, 2008 12:55 am at 12:55 am |
  12. Bob

    So Shara's been to Canada? What part of Canada? I bet she doesn't even know the capital of this vast country.
    She can also see Russia from her house. With international experience like this how can we go wrong?
    She also claims that Alaska contributes 20% of Americas energy requirement when it is only 3.5%.
    I bet she doesn't know that Canada is the biggest foreign energy supplier to the USA. Yes several times more than Alaska.
    I do wish someone could ask her a question.

    Big Bob for Obama

    September 16, 2008 12:55 am at 12:55 am |
  13. ken

    im only going to ask this once, when is cnn or the press going to jump in on this palan , the woman who said look in my eyes im ready to be v.p. or even president, yet since she was elected by the republican party to be there v.p. choice she has been sheltered by mc cain and his staff it's either staged campaining with mc cain only , then when she was to have said to be on her own , it again was not the case , her campain speaches are the same script over and over , word for word , and the crowds are selected , no one is allowed there own signs , you have to use theres , no questions can be asked, now it is said she is going back on the campain with mccain till the election this means no questions can be asked that have not been pre qualifyed. so for the first time in history the republican party v.p. pick will not be allowed to have any open forams in any way thu the election. it seems that everttime she is left on her own she gets herself in trouble, alaskan women now are even protesting against her ,and about 1/3b of her speech has been proven to not be true yet she keeps repeating the same mistruths over and over yet cnn and the press are so afraid to call her on the carpet on all these things , it makes you reporting so one sided , every other thing relates to her . when will we see the real cnn again. ken

    September 16, 2008 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  14. John 64 years old Independent

    Country Club Republicans – that's their constituency!

    September 16, 2008 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  15. Truth

    She was for the bridge UNTIL she found out the cost.

    She was cooperating UNTIL politics tainted the investigation.

    She took earmarks for infrastructer but deleted the pork projects.

    Manmade global warming has yet to be proven.

    The Bush Doctrine hasn't been refered to in 6 years ( read as GWOT)

    Obama did call her a pig.

    The economy IS basically sound – people are still buying / selling / saving and investing down at our lower level of everyday life.

    The country club is better than the Daily Kos convention of haters.

    Moderate this CNN if you can't handle some TRUTH.

    September 16, 2008 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  16. ginger

    What exactly is Palin going to reform?

    In John McCains own words he said, "I wasn't a Mayor for a short period of time, I wasn't a governer a short period of time." He made this comment a year ago while defending his readiness to lead this courtry against Rudy Giuliani a mayor and Mitt Romeny a governer. Now all of sudden he picks Palin who by his standards is not ready to lead. The video of him saying this is being played on youtube.

    McCain picked this woman for the sole purpose of getting angry Hillary voters. He didn't even know her. One meeting and that was it. Talk about sexist. McCain is sexist for using this woman to win the White house.

    September 16, 2008 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  17. rick

    Gop is very poor they need more money because all the oil/insurance/health money they have is very little!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 16, 2008 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  18. B. Hawkins

    It should come as no surprise that the McCain -Palin act is getting stale. McCain-Palin has been overexposed. The more they keep saying the same lies over and over the more people want to know "Is that all you got" Wait a week and watch how much farther down McCain will be.

    September 16, 2008 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
  19. EJ (USA)

    If the media doesn't reveal the truth about Palin lying about being Trig's mother until AFTER the election – you all will lose all credibility and you will also be responsible for putting the country at immense risk!

    September 16, 2008 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
  20. David P. Santa Rosa, CA

    Wow. Palin thwarting an investigation and ignoring supeonas is different from the Bush administration in what way?

    September 16, 2008 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  21. Sam

    Sarah Palin and McCain are pathological lairs.

    September 16, 2008 01:06 am at 1:06 am |
  22. Alexa

    You go girl!

    September 16, 2008 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  23. kasule

    I dunno if cnn will post my comment, but I just have to say this.
    why is the MSM being so quite about palin's refusal to talk to the media?? she is being coached in the mean time, and she is still not ready, they are waiting for her to come out well baked, and they'll start praising her for being smart, Jeez..... if nebody watched that ABC interview with charlie, she looked to scared when she was trying to answer the question, and I hate it that charlie wouldnt press her on some of the answers, he could of gotten more from her.

    if the American people vote for the McCain/Palin ticket,
    THE WHOLE WORLD IS DOOMED!!!!!

    September 16, 2008 01:41 am at 1:41 am |
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