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. Joe Dokes

    Well, surprise, surprise, surprise! Why be governor when there is money to be made? To walk off the job and leave Alaskans holding the bag like that is really low class.

    July 13, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  2. Nuts

    Pretty good after 24/7 bashing and not campaigning for your PAC.

    July 13, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  3. Deneica Glenn

    ok....very intesting

    July 13, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  4. Jeffrey Reyes

    How interesting, just look at that.

    July 13, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  5. Haydee Davila

    Pailin should've done more research.

    July 13, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  6. jessica segarra

    Why is Palin resiging now?
    Think the stress go to her.
    Good Luck lady.

    July 13, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  7. Christina Pena

    Sarah Palin keep what you doing

    God bless America, no place else

    July 13, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  8. JB

    Sarah Palin - that's my girl!

    July 13, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  9. Ed in Arizona

    Short version: Barf

    Long version: Barf, barf

    July 13, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  10. Christopher

    she can sell!

    July 13, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  11. neah

    Palin is herself

    July 13, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  12. Nazia Kamruzzaman

    That's cool.

    July 13, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  13. Claudio

    Palin is now Planning her political future.

    July 13, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  14. radioactive

    For the life of me I cannot understand why anyone cares about this small-minded person. I had hoped we were rid of her but like a bad cold she's sticking around with hopes of becoming a female version of Rush Limbaugh or (laughingly) running for President of the United States.
    What an opportunist. What an ego. What a goof.

    July 13, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  15. Pierre Guillet

    I wonder is she can still see Russia from her house

    July 13, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  16. Rebecca

    That's because most of us want her to run, so she can lose :)

    July 13, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  17. Angie in PA

    she needs all the donations she can get to PAY FOR HER LEGAL BILLS
    who in their right mind would donate to this corrupt losing quitter?

    July 13, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  18. dora

    I guess that answers the question as to where a chunk of (Goldman Sachs) bailout money went.

    July 13, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  19. Mich

    Thank God Palin is out their fighting the good fight. I hope she keeps up with it. And she should disreguard the dum down american public who knows nothing about goverment who follow OBAMA blindly.

    July 13, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  20. Free Thinker

    Obama is ruining our country and you are worried about Sarah Palin raising less than a million dollars?!

    July 13, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  21. jm

    GL Pittsburgh,

    Everytime someone brings up race on this board it's you. You should stop being duplicitious and stop accusing others of what you are doing yourself.

    July 13, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  22. Bill, Bloominton IL

    Ralph, she will do what the current president is doing. Go overseas, let the press follow the children (who were supposed to be out of the spotlight), and start and investigation into the last administration (even though you said you wouldnt) to lead the press away from what you are doing which is nothing.

    July 13, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  23. MartinD28

    A fool and his/her money are soon departed. This adage applies in this case to both giver and receiver.

    July 13, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  24. pam Eugene OR

    So people give money to Sarah Palin so she can give it away. That makes no sense to me.
    I am amazed there are so many fools out there waiting to be parted from their money.

    July 13, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  25. David C

    She should rename her PAC 'QUIT-PAC'

    July 13, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
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