September 1st, 2009
05:02 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin's PAC steps up contributions to GOP candidates

Palin has given contributions to a number of Republicans in recent days.
Palin has given contributions to a number of Republicans in recent days.

(CNN) - Sarah Palin's political action committee is handing out cash to some of the most conservative members of Congress, a new report filed with the Federal Elections Commission reveals.

According to the latest disclosure with the FEC, SarahPac has donated to money to Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann, Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and Senate hopeful Rob Portman of Ohio.

Palin spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton confirms the former Alaska governor's committee did donate $1,000 to each of those Republicans, as well as $2,500 to Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Bob McDonnell, now dealing with fallout from the revelation of a controversial 20-year-old thesis.

The donations come more than a week after SarahPAC was notified by the FEC that it violated federal election law with the donations it gave to Sens. John McCain and Lisa Murkowski earlier this year. Because the PAC had only given money to two candidates, it was only allowed to donate $4,800 to them per election cycle. (The PAC had donated $5,000 and received a refund of $200 from both McCain and Murkowski.)

But with the recent additional donations, the PAC now qualifies as a "multi-candidate PAC" and is allowed to give $10,000 to a candidate per cycle

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soundoff (297 Responses)
  1. Lee

    One of the recipients, Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann, is even loonier than Palin.

    That's hard to imagine, but the republican party is now full of seccesionists, people upset the confederacy lost the war back in 1865, gun toting extremists who speak openly of violence and shedding blood, those who joke about getting hunting tags to hunt the black President, and morons who can't read and can't understand health care reform and instead spread rumors that republican grandmoms will be put to death.

    September 1, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  2. Liberal4Obama

    "The donations come more than a week after SarahPAC was notified by the FEC that it violated federal election law"

    Sarah Palin violating the law, I thought the reason she gave to QUIT her governorship was that "the media" was making things up about her and all of those investigations about her were hogwash...

    Looks like even as a PRIVATE citizen Sarah Palin just WONT stop BREAKING THE LAW.

    September 1, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  3. Cathy in AZ

    Not a surprise that the loon from Alaska would donate money to the loon from Minnesota!

    September 1, 2009 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  4. Beverly in NC

    And we care why? I say whoever she supports should give the money back. Having Palin support will only severely damage their reelection bid. No one wants to be publically supported by this idiot.

    September 1, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  5. jaye

    The democrats will bring in more.

    September 1, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  6. andrewstl

    i wish she would donate her brain to science to see where it went?

    September 1, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  7. carol

    Please stop publishing things about her.

    September 1, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  8. Norm

    OMG CNN.....how many times do we have to say this.

    "WHO........CARES"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 1, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  9. Richard L

    Palin's PAC is contributing to Rep. Michelle Bachmann. Perfect! She seems to be the closest thing to a clone of Palin when it comes to their level of intelligence, logic, and hypocrisy.

    September 1, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  10. Will, Minneapolis

    The fact that she donated money to Michelle Bachmann of all people shows what a tiny little brain she has.

    September 1, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  11. Reggie

    Good job! Let's do all we can to elect conservatives. 7 months of Obama and the liberal congress is more than this country can afford.

    September 1, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  12. sue

    We are soooo thankful this Bimbo is no longer our governor! Her every word and move screams "I'm stupid!"

    Please keep her out of the news. No one wants her!

    September 1, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  13. A. Goodwin

    More money to Michelle Bachman? Michelle Bachman is a joke, and Sarah Palin can certainly relate.

    September 1, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  14. MHammon

    Who cares??????????/

    September 1, 2009 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  15. Truth-Bomb Thrower

    Hey CNN, how hard did you have to search to find a really bad pic of Sarah Palin? You succeeded. Congratulations. And why is it I never see any stories on your website about the funding of democratic candidates? Hmmmmm.

    September 1, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  16. Gary

    I'm curious as to whether or not the Palin contributions will continue to go to VA candidate McDonnell, since he stated working women were a "burden" to society. What about the taxes those women pay on their income?

    September 1, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  17. Andrew Rice

    It's odd that former Governonr Palin's plitical beneficiaries are not socialist, given her socialist term as Governor - she redistributed wealth from oil companies to Alaskans through the Alaska Permanent Fund. And wasn't enough socialism for her, she supported and signed a state law that levied a windfall tax on oil companies when the price of oil was through the roof. Oh, this wacky ex-Governor is full of contradictions!

    September 1, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  18. Obama Victim

    2010 is going to be U-gleeee for the dems...........by the way, is that Obozo at 45% approval??

    September 1, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  19. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    Donate some to me.

    September 1, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  20. Hugo

    Listen and watch quietly liberals and you shall now see and hear how an American woman with strong convictions reinvents herself to a become of more productive use in maintaining AMERICAN TRADITIONS. You know, traditional beliefs regarding government that those pesky old things called the Constitution and Bill of Rights provide for us all!

    September 1, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  21. AntiRush

    Wow. This is totally unexpected. Sarah Palin's PAC is donating money to Republicans. And Conservatives. Who would of thought that this would happen? Next you are going to tell us that Bill Clinton has a PAC, and his PAC is donating to Democrats. I guess that the big news is that her PAC donated $200 too much to McCain and Murkowski. Wow. 200 whole dollars. I think we need to appoint a special prosecutor.

    September 1, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  22. carlos, that one

    wow, two stories in two days for this hag, CNN must be getting PAC money from her organization

    by the way, she is going to that communist country only to come out of the big cake, nothing to be said, only to show.....hehehe

    September 1, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  23. Andrea

    Sarah Palin who?

    September 1, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  24. john

    k. go away now!

    September 1, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  25. Jeff

    Ohmigawd – not *this* twit again; heard she's gonna go address some international meeting of trade gurus in Hong Kong soon.

    What's Ms. Salmon Bake know about international finance?

    Oy.

    September 1, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
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