WASHINGTON (CNN) – A political organization formed to promote Sarah Palin is trying to raise $41,000 to help pay for a potential appearance by the former Alaska governor next month before an influential conservative group in Iowa.
Team Sarah, which has no formal ties to Palin, sent a fundraising appeal to supporters Tuesday afternoon asking them to contribute on behalf of Iowa Family Policy Center Action, which is trying to book Palin for a speech on Nov. 21. Bill Collier of Team Sarah said that IFPC Action has already raised $59,000 for the event.
"As you know, we at Team Sarah have supported efforts to raise money for Sarah Palin's PAC and for the Legal Defense Fund, but this effort will actually help her and her family directly and enable her to have resources she directly controls to take care of all the things she needs to do as she launches her national effort to restore the core values of our Conservative movement," Collier wrote in the fundraising pitch obtained by CNN.
If Palin agrees to attend the event, it would be her first appearance in Iowa since she traveled to the state as the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee. Her visit to this critical presidential proving ground could be seen as a step towards a potential run for the White House in 2012.
Palin's book, "Going Rogue: An American Life," is due in bookstores on Nov. 17, and she is scheduled to appear on Oprah the day before it is released. It was revealed earlier Tuesday that Palin was paid at least $1.25 million for the book.
An official with Team Sarah said that they were asked by the Iowa Family Policy Center for help, and "agreed that such a request from a friend was a good fit for Team Sarah's membership."
On the IFPC Web site, the organization describes itself as a "non-profit organization dedicated to equipping, empowering and encouraging Iowans to build communities where families are valued and strengthened."
An IFPC spokesman said he was unable to comment about the organization's future scheduling plans. CNN has reached out to Palin's political advisors and has not yet heard back.
Who cares?!?! I went to Indiana today. Yesterday, a friend of mine went to Kentucky.
When Is this LOSER PALIN going to get a life and not at our expense.
dont waste your time effort or money! dimwits!ha ha ha!
Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin is the best the toxic and repugnant Republican Party can produce. How pathetic is that!
Big Oil and Immoral American Corporations are starving and desperate to the extreme!
Go Sarah, I hope all of the few remaining Republican voters Vote for you!
well she did say she wanted to take the money and run. This is the look of a person who sold out her civic duty as governor .
CNN is obsessed with Sarah Palin. She must be doing something right as every move she makes is watched and analyzed 40 times over.
I will send her money right away. Can someone make change for five cents?
If she got paid 1.2 million why does she need to people to raise money for her? It seems to me she is getting rich for doing nothing.
Are there still some school dropouts that support GOP?
Save the money- better yet donate it to sick children or to promote reading, or donate it to fix up a retirement home.
Better that than waste it on this polarizing spotlight hunting dunce.
You've got to be kidding
The money should be used for a worthwhile cause like the homeless, not for this useless woman.
OMGosh! Do real people actually give money to this looney bird woman?
From your lips to God's ear!
Please, please, pretty please let her run in 2012!
Why does a news agency, such as CNN, continue to speculate on Palin's political future and possible run for presidency? She left political office for good and it is untenable to consider her ever returning. Even she knows that. She left to enjoy the profits of her opinions, which appeal to a section of the USA that is too small for her to ever again gain office. She is in it for the money today, and tomorrow. Speculating on her bid for office makes as much sense as speculating on Balloon-Boy's father running for office. Sure, she might be an entertaining car crash, but that does not justify continuously telling us what a great driver she is. Just show us the crash and quit trying to read her tea leaves. Quit playing her fool. Quit baiting us when your bait bucket is empty. Stop it or I will be driven too mix more metaphors. You're killing me. Try doing some investigative journalism for a change, rather than inflating her press releases.
What are those "score values"? Palin got a pregnant teen daughter then after she lost her VP vote, they have been in a fight. If that's not a dysfunctional family without score values, what is?
What a joke.
This woman quit her job as governor and got millions to write a coloring book. Now she has the nerve to ask for money? What's worse is that so many idiots are giving it to her. I wouldn't give this woman a penny even if I were a Republican, Conservative whatever. She didn't even finish her term!
Why dont you people raise money and give it to the poor !!!
Glad I don't live in Iowa!
Iowa and beyond. Keep it going Sarah! Washington keeps getting more insane and more in need of someone like you to step in and remind them it's about the country and the people, not the politicians.
59K + 41K = 100K?? It takes $100K to get Palin to appear in Iowa?
And..." this effort will actually help her and her family directly and enable her to have resources she directly controls to take care of all the things she needs to do"?????
So the money goes directly to her???
Nice to know Palin has her own 'ACORN' to go out on the side and solicit money and support for her.....and if anyone complains, then she denies "official" involvement with "Team Sarah"!
Didn't this same thing happen in Palin Ethics Investigation "8"?
This person should be proscecuted. Oh yeah, she WAS!
quick report it
Please run in 2012 Palin and remove Obama from The White House.
where can i donate money to the "sarah team" to ensure that palin gets the republican nomination. or is she forming her own party? either way, her candidacy would guarantee another four years for our president and leader, mr. obama. pardon me for borrowing the phrase, but "run baby run". can't wait to see the oprah follies.