July 13th, 2009
07:08 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin PAC raises $730K in six months

Sarah Palin's political action committee, SarahPAC, has raised close to $730,000 since the beginning of 2009.
Sarah Palin's political action committee, SarahPAC, has raised close to $730,000 since the beginning of 2009.

(CNN) – Just over a week after announcing her intention to resign as governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin's political action committee reports raising close to $730,000 in the first six months of the year.

According to a report filed with the Federal Elections Commission Monday, SarahPAC raked in $732,867 from the beginning of the year through June 30. The former GOP vice presidential candidate's PAC further reported more than $450,000 cash on hand with no debts owed.

The FEC report shows the majority of contributions, $420,000, has come from donations of under $200. By law, the PAC does not have to identify those contributors. More than 700 individuals meanwhile gave over $200 to the committee.

But Palin, who has pledged to spend her days out of the governor's office supporting conservative candidates, has yet to dig deep into the coffers for many candidates.

According to the report, the PAC has only made two political contributions this year: $5,000 to John McCain's Senate reelection bid and $5,000 to Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's effort.

Palin's largest expenditure, just over $100,000, was to Virginia fundraising firm Edonation.com.


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soundoff (304 Responses)
  1. The Voice

    It just goes to show's there are a lot of ignorant people out there who are willing to donate money...

    July 13, 2009 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  2. Bob Saget

    She need a new hair-do.

    July 13, 2009 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  3. NO MORE PALIN

    Be real thugs on the street raises more than 723K in one week. This is no money compare to the BIG O...come on folks you know that money does not even cover One Advertisement slot. Be Real...I cannot imagine why the media is making a big hoopa about Palin when they themselves know she is dumb.

    July 13, 2009 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  4. NQ

    Woww that's a lot of money...what is she using it for?

    July 13, 2009 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  5. gl, From Pittsburgh

    GOP = Party of Tolerance July 13th, 2009 4:01 pm ET

    Palin is unstoppable for 2012!!!!
    She has shown she can take all the trash thrown at her and she keeps going! She is a great inspiration for all Americans and she is not afraid to speak her mind and take on powerful insiders who have always counted her out. No one can deny Palin is an attractive GOP candidate and the frontrunner in 2012.
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    GOP-PARTY OF TOLERANCE What planet are you from because Sara Palin quit her governor job last week becasue of she could not handle all the so called trash throwning at her from her own party. She may be able to speak mind of hate, but she can not take it back. Most you on her that support Sara Palin I take it is just stupid racist people. We all know that in this USA they are some racist people that will hire a every uneducated white person over an educated minority person. Racist is live in well in this country.

    July 13, 2009 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  6. Terry

    "Quit Alaska for the MONEY" ." Na- Na- Na -Na -Na".

    July 13, 2009 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  7. jasmine bing

    I hope she does that run for president. she wouldn't be suffieciently enough to deal with a big job.

    July 13, 2009 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  8. Luis Asencio

    I feel palin retiring was not a best choice for her, but again she didnt have experience enough to even be in political office......

    July 13, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  9. D andrea

    Palin should not have retired, she had a lot ahead of her. =[

    July 13, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  10. Squealy

    to Doug in NJ – Where on earth do you get the idea that livberals want Palin killed? That is simply ridiculous. Out of the political picture, yes, at least as it relates to her holding an actual office. But killed, no – we liberals generally tend to leave that way of thinking to the conservatives,

    July 13, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  11. Parah Sailin

    Who are all these terrorist giving her less than $200?

    July 13, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  12. Carmen

    Palin gave Alaska a spot on the map. too bad she was republican...

    July 13, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  13. Anny

    Don't you see why the republican men aren't talking this women down they want her to run in 2012, because they know how stupid she is , they know she doesn't know how to talk and sound like she knows what she is talking about, and that she doesn't have any experience now that she has quit , she can't handle family and the pressure of the media and they will make issue of the fact that women are not ready to run this country, so wake up people especially you women of this country, ..........she is a poor example for the women of this country.......we all want a women as President someday but NOT this one.......

    July 13, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  14. Lorraine Avila

    At least she raised something. =]

    July 13, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  15. Christina

    Trying to make a comeback after the elections?

    July 13, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  16. D.P.

    Palin in 2012....................The Democrats easy road to victory.
    We,ve just finished 8 years of a male babbling imbecile,and the people finally woke up( except for the racists of course ).
    Americans with an IQ above 70 will not vote for a female babbling idiot.
    Go Sarah, you are guaranteeing a Democratic win.

    July 13, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  17. Zenen

    Even as she is leaving office there are still stories surrounding this lady.

    July 13, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  18. Shoy

    i tihnk i should take over since she resigned. what you guys think. im chinese

    July 13, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  19. david, CA

    The depth of delusion and scarcity of facts on the right gives the rest of us hope that the GOP continues to crash and burn on into 2010 and beyond.
    Please, by all means, keep on propping up your golden child Palin.
    It's that quality of manic psychosis that doomed the GOP in 2008 and will burn ya every time. You betcha!

    July 13, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  20. Ken

    I sure don't want her or her PAC to go away. I want the pathetic rightwingers of this country to continue to waste their money by sending it in to this lip-sticked badger's PAC. I celebrate daily the rightwing money wasted on the last election....and I pop yet another beer at the thought of the waste that will occur in 2010. Hoooooorrraaaaaay!!!!!

    July 13, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  21. nina

    I strongly disagree with her, why shei still talking?

    July 13, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  22. JoJo

    If Palin run in 2012 against Obama she probably will win. Obama has his race card that is still using even in Africa. For him being the first black to be elected president is probably good enough for him, everything else can come secondary. His ratings are falling, he has done mostly eveything he said, much a little too early to my surprise. Now what. If Sarah Palin concentrate on her bid for running in 2012 she will be elected. I am for one I will vote for her, she has as we say in the south, grits.

    July 13, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  23. Ardi

    Palin may appeal to millions of people and she may be able to raise millions of dollars. But her resignation as Gov of Alaska and not finishing the term will haunt her in the future if she seeks the presidency in 2012.

    July 13, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  24. Ted

    That will all go to pay legal fees. You betcha!!

    July 13, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  25. Susan (Michigan)

    Yessirreee, she's quitting her job because she loves Alaska and her family so much. (And cash, evidently.) Wait until the book deal details come out, and her new Fox talk show. The woman may not be smart enough for the White House, but she's no dummy about marketing herself. It's just amazing that so many people are falling for her "poor little me" routine. I think she truly is a barracuda, and she definitely isn't middle class and struggling to make ends meet.

    July 13, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
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