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. George Bush

    Money doesn't change peoples intelligence levels, so keep on spending and we will keep on voting for the dems!

    September 1, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  2. Jay T.

    Michelle Bachmann is the only woman nuttier than Palin. That's why she wants to keep Bachmann in office.

    September 1, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  3. Bob

    When is Obama gonna tell us where he got a the rest of his 300 Million dollars that got him elected?

    September 1, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  4. Ruty

    Who cares?

    September 1, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  5. Tim in Minnesota

    The money her PAC donated to Michelle Bachman was wasted for the GOP. She is an extreme embassment to the state and I'm glad that the money went to that lost cause as opposed to the other extremists who may just have a chance of re-election.

    September 1, 2009 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  6. J.P.

    Obama's poll numbers continue to plummet?

    Into dangerously low, never-before-seen-low territory?

    QUICK! HURRY!

    September 1, 2009 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  7. Aaron

    I guess that we shouldn't be surprised that Palin is funding the most extreme rightists like McDonnell (working mothers are a threat to society) and Mccarthyist Bachmann (who, like Jesus, is willing to starve herself rather than help the sick and dying and believes that Disney's "Aladdin" promotes Satanism). Bachmann is also in bed with Palin and the other "death panel" liars.

    September 1, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  8. Mitch

    Not a surprise that the most conservative and out of touch politicians are receiving support from one of the most conservative and idiotic people in America.

    Too bad her supporters don't realize that this isn't 'American Idol'...voting for an empty shell like Palin is a wasted vote.

    September 1, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  9. Norm

    She makes lemmings look smart.

    September 1, 2009 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  10. J.P.

    Obama's poll numbers continue to plummet?

    Into dangerously low, never-before-seen-low territory?

    QUICK! HURRY! Run a Palin story! Run a Bush story! Re-hash an old dried up "torture" story!

    Quick! Anything! Just get Obama's dropping poll numbers out of the news!

    September 1, 2009 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  11. Joseph B

    Palin-Bachmann 2012! The Nutter Express!

    September 1, 2009 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  12. Scott

    I hope she runs in 2012 with Michelle Baachman. That way we get 4 more years of Obama.

    September 1, 2009 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  13. Melissa

    So.... tired... of... this.... twit.

    September 1, 2009 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  14. Bubba

    Pathetic woman. Is this news?

    September 1, 2009 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  15. Chicago Red

    SarahPac has donated to money to Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann.......Bachmann is one dizzy dame!!!

    September 1, 2009 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  16. I'll Give

    Tell me when she starts a hush fund and I'll gladly contribute to silence this low-wit pol.

    September 1, 2009 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  17. gt

    the longer obama stays the better palin looks

    September 1, 2009 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  18. Jon

    Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann should run off together into the sunset and never be heard from again.

    September 1, 2009 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  19. JB

    CNN is obsessed with Palin. She is not in office. Has not announced that she is running etc. . . .WHY? Becasue it is a way to degrade the Republican party. Why don't they spend as much time following Romney around? Get over it CNN! Move on.

    September 1, 2009 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  20. John, Brooklyn, New York

    So much for Palin's claim that she was quitting the governorship to pursue a "bi-partisan" approach to helping candidates get elected.

    I guess the word bi-partisan among Republicans means something different than it means to the rest of the country. Perhaps they think it means that it is a "partisan" campaign against "bi-sexuals". Who knows where their heads are anymore. Geeesh.

    September 1, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  21. Nick-o

    So a femi-nazi such as her is giving money to a Virginia hopeful who believes women should stay at home? How messed up is that? How about the Traditional Values Coalition for Re-Election of Larry Craig. Ok, now that's not probable.

    September 1, 2009 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  22. center left

    Why does CNN always report on the losing side? Who said, losing don't pay.

    September 1, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  23. fideauxdon

    That figures. As long as Michelle Bachmann remains on the political scene, Ms. palin is only the second looniest political figure in the GOP.

    September 1, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  24. Tim

    Why is this news? Must be a slow day...

    September 1, 2009 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  25. Fenarkleman

    Wow. Interesting. Scary. And more interesting. A Palin-Bachmann ticket in 2012. Could it be possible? Would it be entertaining? Would it be good for America? Would it be good for Cameroon?

    September 1, 2009 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
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