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. Marie in California

    Go Sarah Palin! And get standing ovations with your keynote address at the upcoming investors' conference in Hong Kong!

    Palin has my vote if she runs in 2012!

    But first.....we need to get OUT of ObamaMania. The current administration is like living in a socialistic Alice in Wonderland where Obama is the queen running around yelling "Off with their heads!" and Rahm Emanuel is the Mad Hatter.

    September 1, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  2. FRED FROM FLINT

    Palin/Bachmann ticket you becha just what the GOP needs to break thru. Please let it happen LOL

    September 1, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  3. Mike S., New Orleans

    I don't think Palin is smart enough to handle a PAC fund.

    September 1, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  4. Ed

    It amazes me at the hatred directed toward this woman. She was only on the political scene a relatively short time, did not win, effected no changes that matter to Americans at large and was essentially of no consequence. The people who are so vitriolic have to ask themselves what is the source of the passion. People talk about hate speech. Read some of this stuff. They doth protest too much.

    September 1, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  5. dawn

    Sarah who?

    September 1, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  6. Stu-Florida

    dirty money... can't buy Washington.

    September 1, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  7. Gerry

    "Sarah Palin would be pouring more filthy money into local nut-job" I didn,t know that she was donating to the demorats party.

    September 1, 2009 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  8. Deuce

    I just love this lady. But I cant stand CNN's Gloria Borgia. She tries, but fails every time. I already know her bias towards Obama..

    September 1, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  9. dan

    could not some of this extra political money plus all of the money used for lobbying healthcare, be used for some good? what a joke.

    September 1, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  10. FreedomOfSpeech

    Why always report what she said, as if she made a good remark? Just the opposite, she's a plain Jane with no intelligence. The only thing special about her is that she used to be a beauty queen.

    September 1, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  11. Kelby In Houston, Texas

    News? We don't need no stinkin NEWS!!!!

    All we need is Palin and polls...Polls and Palin that is what the political ticker™ is all about.

    News...I scoff at the word!

    September 1, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  12. ThinkAgain

    Dems and Liberals aren't scared of Palin – we're fed up with our country being hoodwinked by these rightwing religious nutjobs who spout nonsense and lies, preying on people's fears and prejudices, all the while *wink wink* selling out our country to corporations.

    Calling her like we see her – a self-centered, hypocritical, narcissistic quitter, who doesn't take responsibility, but blames everyone else for her problems – is the best possible thing we can do for our country and our future.

    September 1, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  13. george from alaska

    to 99% of evangelical republican "christains"...you are all going straight to hell. no, you will not pass go and collect $200 or a set of wings. GOD hates your hypocrisy & blasphemy. you are all going to be quite suprised when the rapture comes and your souls are traveling in a direction opposite where you think!!!

    September 1, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  14. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    People! People! Please stop getting upset about the Sarah "bashing". CNN knows that in these most difficult times everyone needs a break from reality. Sarah is, if nothing else (actually nothing else but) the perfect buffoon. She can't speak, read, or write English. She has the epitome of the dysfunctional family, while claiming she represents the American family. She's a quitter, a liar, and thief. We need her, she's a joke. WE NEED SARAH! WE NEED SARAH! There, feel better now?

    September 1, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  15. Peter

    The say anything politician is the GOP cash cow! next stop? communist China make some yun and more donation to the minority haters!

    September 1, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  16. Republicans = Terrorists

    Looks like Ugly sarah palin (not worthy of reaching for the shift key) is at it again! Breakin' the law, donatin' to real amurikans! LOL. Please keep donating to her suckers, it only helps President Obama and the Democrats. If you right wing terrorists want to throw your money away to help the other side win, fine by me. Hahahaha! Suckers! Obama 2008-2028.

    September 1, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  17. Jamie

    I see the Palinites are complaining that mostly negative things are reported about her. Well, duh! There's not much that's positive to say – not if you're dealing with facts instead of propaganda anyway. I must have missed Bob McDonnell's little problem – time to go check that out.... As for the assertion, "One of the recipients, Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann, is even loonier than Palin." Is that even possible?!?!!

    September 1, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  18. Jim

    I read the Ms. Sara is going overseas.I think it is only the second time that this world traveler has left the country in her life. What an empty suit.... She comes from "loserville", population one.

    What time does the talent compitition start?

    September 1, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  19. Nan

    There is a misconception that those who dislike Palin are all liberals and all are afraid of her. This is simply not true. It appears as the only individuals who support Palin are the extreme right "Christian" conservatives. This is apparent from the types of crowds she draws. She speaks to the lowest denominator who is filled with hate and believes their way is the only way to live. Others do not fear her, we just really disapprove of her message and feel her sole pupose in life is to her own glorification. She knows how to play her supporters like a fiddle. She knows how to spread hate. She knows how to make the GOP look like a bunch of racist stupid rednecks. This is not true of the GOP but she spreads that perception. Perception becomes reality. CNN please go back to serious political news. Not just Palin and polls.

    September 1, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  20. HD

    My favorite is her donation to Bob McDonnell. He wrote that working women are the cause of a deteriorating family life. I guess he was right if speaking about Sarah Palin. These people are all jokes.

    September 1, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  21. David

    my goodness.....how can you compare Palin's little dirty money to Obama Trillions of dirty money....... my goodnes.....my stomach is hurting again with all this laughing......thanks for the laugh CNN..

    September 1, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  22. gg

    mr,s palin cut a dollar into 4 in hong cong to show them that four quarters= adollar thats about all she knows about economics

    September 1, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  23. Richard

    The corruption of the Republican Party of "NO" knows no end. Where is Palin getting money from? Why didn't she buy her own clothes during the election if she has so much cash on hand?

    September 1, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  24. William in San Jose

    Throw your money away! Become a Palinite today!

    Dear Gawd..

    September 1, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  25. Dan

    Maybe she'll really like China and move there.

    September 1, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
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