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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  1. S M R

    Sounds like a BIG waste of money to me. Americans eyes are open wide to the harmful policies of the GOP and I PRAY the DEMS will hold the MAJORITY for years to come.

    September 1, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  2. cude

    who cares, she was a VP candidate, what is the fascination with Palin?

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

    So??? Is that really news?
    I'd match her donation. There is a lack of good conservative public servants and she is doing the right thing. This country needs it. Is anyone really surprised here?

    September 1, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  4. Cathy Reid

    Please tell the people of the world that not all American women are as stupid as this one.
    She is an idiot who thinks she is qualified to do something besides sweep street under heavy supervision.

    September 1, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  5. Just Me

    Where would CNN be without it's daily Palin story? I wonder if CNN read the responses on it's ticker. If they did, they would realize that Palin generates a lot of negativity and calls for them to stop covering this woman. And people are generally not nice. They call her every name allowable on the ticker in the book,, and state over and over they are tired of the nonending coverage of her. I cannot for the life of me understand this popular demand to let Palin be and stop telling us about her every move. We don't care..Most of us that is. Are you listening CNN...a large percentage of us dont care to hear about Palin day in day out.

    September 1, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  6. Who put the twit in twitter? Sarah!

    Sarah Palin is indeed ' the gift that keeps on giving '. Just like indigestion...

    September 1, 2009 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  7. RealityKing

    Sarah is a great role model for the 21st century feminist.

    A self-made women that's able to bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and still not let her husband forget that he's a man..

    September 1, 2009 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  8. They call me "Tater Salad"

    She seem's to raise money for the most corrupt, bible thumping, rightwing, conservative, hypocrit wacko's, that the GOP has to offer easy enough, but, can't seem to raise enough money to cover her multitude of legal expenses for being a corrupt, ethic's violating, ineffective, half term, political lightweight, joke of a govenor, this country has ever seen! Go figure!

    September 1, 2009 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  9. Canadian Soccer Mom

    The support for Bob McDonnell expresses the direction of the current GOP towards a fundamentalist form of religion that takes away the rights of Americans. It is a direction that will in no way benefit the lives of women, and therefore indirectly, men.

    September 1, 2009 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  10. Tommy Boy

    It continues to amaze me that there are those in the American public that will actually contribute their hard-earned dollars to this poor excuse for a politician. The recession must not be that bad if one has enough money to send to SarahPAC. Look, I really have nothing against Sarah. She's probably a nice, friendly woman and I would not mind hunting with her or having a beer with her, but I don't want her running, or ruining, my government. Her republican peers have already ruined enough of the country. She could not manage to run ONE state, let alone FIFTY.

    September 1, 2009 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  11. Parker

    PLEASE STOP PROMOTING THIS WOMEN!!!! Like any actor, all publicity is good publicity, just spell her name right. Get this goofball, nutjob, idiot out of the media spotlight!

    September 1, 2009 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  12. Angie in Pa

    Wow one nut Palin Donating to another nut Bachmann now that is a SCARY DUO! Can put both brains together and their both dumb as rocks!

    September 1, 2009 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  13. disgusted

    Michelle Bachman. LOL. Well, that says plenty, doesn't it?

    September 1, 2009 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  14. anthony Fantacone

    Can we just completely ignore this useless broad from now until she dies?

    September 1, 2009 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  15. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Private citizen Flailin Pailin is proving to be a more useful tool to her Party as a civilian. No longer constricted by pesky little things like adherence to fiscal accountability to her state, and the ever challenging task of stringing a coherent sentence together that could later be misconstrued by the press, Sarah is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with.

    Not.

    September 1, 2009 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  16. Wolf twitters 4 Palin

    Michelle Bachmann and Sara Palin.... two peas in a pod....

    September 1, 2009 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  17. philip serafino

    How about everyone leaving posts talk about issues and leave the insults at home.

    Phil

    September 1, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  18. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Can you say: Tax deduction?

    September 1, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  19. bella

    HA!! So it's called "BUYING YOUR WAY" into the political arena, AND, FALLING FLAT ON YOUR FACE!!

    September 1, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  20. Nothing 'Stand Up' about Sen. John Ensign (R-NV)

    Why do the media continue to call attention to this former politician who could not finish a single term as governor of her state?

    Palin is almost as irrelevant as Liz Cheney and her opinions of her father's war crimes.

    Time to start ignoring them and anyone who calls attention to them.

    September 1, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  21. Bill from Baltimore

    Now you know why she quit the Governors' office...It's all about Money, Money, Money....A very typical Republican praying to the almighty Dollar

    September 1, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  22. cspurgeon

    Wackos....Not worth saying anything else.

    September 1, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  23. mcain

    who cares... get lost sarah better to baby sit your grands..

    September 1, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  24. Michelle

    What does it matter? The Republicans can shoot people in the face while drunk, start wars with faulty intelligence and engage in torture. Do you think that a little shady campaign finance is going to get her in trouble?

    September 1, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  25. JR

    Way to skirt the laws, Sarah, this must more of those "ethic" values your so proud of.

    September 1, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
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