April 24th, 2009
11:00 AM ET
5 years ago

Palin, fundraising consultants no longer working together

Palin's PAC, which officially formed at the beginning of the year, does not have to file federal disclosure forms until summer.
Palin's PAC, which officially formed at the beginning of the year, does not have to file federal disclosure forms until summer.

(CNN) - Sarah Palin and the GOP firm that had been advising her political action committee SarahPAC are no longer working together, the Washington Post reported Friday.

Representatives for the Alaska governor and for Campaign Solutions, a firm that had long been involved with fundraising efforts for former Republican presidential candidate John McCain, could not immediately be reached for comment.

The news comes the same day the Palin camp formally announced a long-planned legal defense fund to help the governor cover costs associated with a series of ethics complaints.

Palin's PAC, which officially formed at the beginning of the year, does not have to file federal disclosure forms until summer.


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soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. Ellie, MD

    Palin is very GOOD and bringing 'self-destruction" everywhere she goes. It's no surprise, folks are realizing just how much of a "phony-baloney" she truly is. She's all talk and NO substance or credibility.

    April 24, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  2. Kathy in Minnesota

    Sarah Palin continues to attract the worst publicity in her bid to be the GOP nominee for President in 2012.

    I hope the voters of Alaska decide on someone else to run Alaska other than her in 2010.

    April 24, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  3. Len in Washington

    Sounds to me like she got dumped. Now she hopes others can be "duped" into giving her more money.
    "Ya reap what ya sow, Baby, ya reap what ya sow."

    April 24, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  4. chuck

    All the people in Alaska are weary and tired of this AIRHEAD Sarah Palin. When will she admit her LIES about her family.

    April 24, 2009 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  5. laser

    it's like everything she touches turns to... (bleep). she grasps at straws and then it all comes tumbling down. i love watching this woman fail, it's entertaining.

    April 24, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  6. Minnesotan

    Who cares? I fully expect Palin to pursue a successful career as a Wal Mart greeter after she's thrown out of office.

    April 24, 2009 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  7. Mike S., New Orleans

    Oh Goodie! More Palin News!

    Apparently Sarah milked that PAC for every last drop, and she's moving on now to her "Defence Fund."

    That family sure hit the federal jackpot, didn't they?

    April 24, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  8. carol

    Good move, Campaign Solutions. Smart to distance yourselves from this woman.

    April 24, 2009 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  9. Soccer Nana

    A house built on sand (phoniness, lies, deceit) will never stand.

    April 24, 2009 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  10. Darla (Edmonton, Canada)

    Rats fleeing the sinking ship called "Sarah Palin"!

    April 24, 2009 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  11. Bill Sampson

    Too bad this well oiled machine isn't running the country.

    April 24, 2009 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  12. Lynda/Minnesota

    CNN does it matter naught that I (along with no doubt millions of others) haven't an ounce of concern nor interest in the daily in and out of Sarah Palin's life?

    April 24, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  13. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia in CA

    It amazes me that we continually elect people that have to have "legal defense funds".

    April 24, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  14. Tulsa L

    They probably couldn't raise any money for her and this is her own party that is dumping her........maybe no one would contribute to her SARAHPAC so now she is going to try someone else.......Alaska when will you people smarten up and vote her out.........

    April 24, 2009 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  15. Keefe

    I truly believe that Sarah Palin's political future is OVER...

    To think that the majority of Americans will simply forget the "HATE RALLY'S" that she lead during the campagne will be forgotten about is foolish...

    The hate was so intense, how could anyone ever forget about them, for her to act as if nothing happened is a example of her fakeness....

    All of her supporters are people that simply want to stick with their KLAN, rather than see right and wrong.....

    Some Americans really have been dumbed down, the Republicans that support her, Rush Limbaugh, Dick Cheney, Sean Hannity and Fox News are symbolic of what Sarah Palin stands for......Political Gain First and Foremost.....

    April 24, 2009 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  16. Paul

    They're not working together anymore. translation: the members of the PAC spent some more time with Sarah Palin and realized that the majority of america was correct in their views of her, and cut bait and ran.

    April 24, 2009 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  17. Obama aka Barry

    this Sarah Palin lady is good for laughs!!

    April 24, 2009 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  18. Truth-Bomb Thrower

    This is what happens to REAL candidates of change. They (and their families) are destroyed by the media. GO SARAH 2012!!!

    April 24, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  19. cmg

    I am so sick of reading about this woman and those around her. Maybe in her next interview someone should ask her to define "dysfunctional."

    April 24, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  20. Too True For You

    What, they wouldn't spring for a new wardrobe?

    I agree the rats leaving the sinking ship metaphor is particularly apt. Sounds like another glorious chapter of comedy about the good ship "Failin' Palin".

    April 24, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  21. Kelsey

    Wow, she drove them away too? Who's next? Her own family? Wouldn't doubt it...

    April 24, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  22. Kitty

    Gov. Palin is a smart woman and she will have enough backers to fund whatever political fund raising organization she puts together!! If Barrack Hussein could raise millions – LOOK OUT! And Gov. Palin will do it right she will not be accepting money from terriorists!!! We are not counting on CNN to support or approve. And that goes for all democrats – but out if you are NOT contributing!!!

    April 24, 2009 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  23. obama/mama

    You reap what you sow...Reap baby Reap

    April 24, 2009 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  24. paul oregon

    whats palin up to now? maybe the last ethical complaint filed was getting alittle to close to the truth???
    how can palin be so delusional to belive that being so divsive that does not impair her creditabley.
    change can happen people need to get out and vote,vote.

    April 24, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  25. nick

    I really can´t believe Sarah Palin as ethical problems! That has to be a misprint...LOL.
    To the citizens of Alaska, i say get rid of this drag on your beautiful state, before the lower 48 begin to view you like a twin to states like So. Carolina or Ole Miss.

    April 24, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
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