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. Joe Publicini

    Ahh, more Palin news for the hungry zombie Democrats so they reveal their vileness and fear.

    September 1, 2009 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  2. Liberal4Obama

    I am very dissapointed with Sarah Palin for donating money to VA Republican Senatorial Candidate Bob McDonnell, in his now famous "thesis" he wrote that "working women and feminists as "detrimental" to the family".

    For Sarah Palin to support a candidate who thinks women are 2nd Class Citizens is very disappointing at best and downright right wing political extremism at worst.

    September 1, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  3. tim tully sr

    Thought she was going to Hong Kong or somewhere.
    Maybe she could help with the Texas sucession.

    September 1, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  4. ED

    CNN, hang it up with encouraging the Palin bashing. She's here to stay. Period.

    How about you report on a new bill working its way through Congress that is cause for some alarm: the Cybersecurity Act of 2009. One proposed provision gives the President unfettered authority to shut down Internet traffic in an emergency and disconnect critical infrastructure systems on national security grounds.

    Don't ya think this is worth "mentioning," CNN?

    September 1, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  5. Martin

    I want to see where Obama's contributions came from!! There is something fishy going on there!!

    September 1, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  6. m.clark

    Im greatful everyday this woman never made it into the White House. She has always been a liar and would have been an even bigger liar had she made it in. Whats even scarier is that brainless sarah would not have been the one making any decisions , it would have been that white trash anti american husband of hers pulling the strings. I wont even get started on feeble minded John Mccain.

    September 1, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  7. Bill

    Let's see, a conservative gives support to conservative candidates and causes. Wow! That IS News!

    September 1, 2009 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  8. Minnesotan

    It figures that national nut-job Sarah Palin would be pouring more filthy money into local nut-job Michelle Bachmann's campaign. Unfortunately, Bachmann has stuffed her foot in her mouth enough times that most Minnesotans are fed up with her lying and outer-space views of life on Earth. However, I'd love to see these two crazies run in 2012, just for the laughs.

    September 1, 2009 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  9. Barry NiFong, Hawaii

    Sarah deserves all she makes for herself as well as the Republicans. The liberal nuts and most on this website have smeared her and her FAMILY. By the way liberal nuts, who is going to repay the $9 trillion debt that Oliar missed by $2 billion.

    September 1, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  10. Red by choice

    Oh, the scandal! A conservative giving money to conservatives. Now that is just crazy. And consider the fact that her PAC initially gave $200 too much to McCain and Murkowski. That’s a total of $400! How nefarious is that!

    What about the more that $400 billion tax payer dollars the O'bama administration wasted in the stimulus package?

    September 1, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  11. Ted

    Michelle Bachmann?!
    Palin is getting farther right, which means if the GOP doesn't nominate someone like T-Paw or Huck, they're toast.

    September 1, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  12. RRRUSA

    It is so ironic, but consistent with Palin's usual actions, that Palin would give money to Bob McDonnell....when McDonnell's supposed 'thesis' says women should stay at home and NOT be part of the public eye. How can Palin reconcile giving money to someone who would want HER to get out of politics and go be a good little stay at home wife for Todd?

    September 1, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  13. Laurene

    Are we ever going to get this woman off the news! If the media would ignore her, she would go away!

    September 1, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  14. Greg in MO

    Everytime Sarah Palin is metioned on this ticker it quickly fills up with 300+ comments. That is why CNN keeps reporting on Sarah Palin. If you don't like her...don't comment.

    September 1, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  15. Melissa

    Wow CNN and the Zombies have nothing to report but this? Why dont you question Organizing for America about their sick and disgusting tactics today calling conservative Americans, right wing domestic terrorists and Bin Laden heirs. Whats wrong with you people!

    September 1, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  16. Dave

    This just proves that there are some very foolish theocrats out there, because her religion is the only appeal Palin has to anyone. And she's got them all fooled, because this woman's about as Christ-like as Michael Vick. And she's giving money to Marsha Blackburn, one of the biggest phonies in politics? And Michelle Bachmann, who may actually be certifiable? And McDonnell, who's an extremist?

    Unfortunately there are some right-wingers who'd like to impose their own version of the Taliban on this country, and ruin us the way Islamic extremism ruined what was once one of the world's apexes of civilization. I'm an independent voter, and this theocratic movement is alarming to me. I will no longer vote for anyone with extreme religious views.

    September 1, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  17. ton

    Six months trying to fix , 8 years of dadadada!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Who's keeping score.

    September 1, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  18. Fred

    Gee, the only thing that CNN can say about Bob McDonald is a 20 year oold thesis. What about "HE IS WINNING BY OVER 10 POINTS BECAUSE HIS OPPONT IS THE KING OF PORK". Most likely will NEVER see that.

    September 1, 2009 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  19. Willy Brown

    It's gonna be so much fun putting dumbocrats out of jobs in 2010 and 2012. Buh bye dummies.

    September 1, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  20. Common Sense 09

    All I will say is stupid, stupid, stupid....and she is definitely that but nothing ever makes sense.....Palin simply lacks common sense!

    September 1, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  21. Dan G.

    Next to MSNBC, CNN seems to be eager to print anything that may be considered negative against Sarah Palin. I don't recall another political figure that has had such scrutiny/slanted journalistic attention.

    September 1, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  22. Artie

    She sure scares you libs doesn't she! Probably rightly so as America is awakening to the gross mistake foisted on us last November!

    September 1, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  23. anthony Fantacone

    All you Republicans need to take writing lessons.

    September 1, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  24. Ryan

    Psht, you call it donating, I call it bribes :P

    September 1, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  25. Carlos in FL

    She is a private citizen now, it is not an official visit to HK, so if she plans to claim that trip as foreign policy "experience" on her next presidential campaign good luck to her...

    Now, I wonder if Palin can see America from her hotel in Hong Kong...

    September 1, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
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