March 23rd, 2010
02:53 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin targets vulnerable Democrats

Sarah Palin's PAC will target Democrats who voted for health care reform.
Sarah Palin's PAC will target Democrats who voted for health care reform.

Washington (CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin launched a fundraising campaign Tuesday targeting 17 Democrats that voted in favor of health care reform and represent districts carried by the McCain-Palin ticket in 2008.

In a post on Facebook, Palin urged followers to "reclaim the power of the people from those who disregarded the will of the people."

Palin, a long-time critic of the health care reform legislation, directed followers to donate money to her political action committee, SarahPAC.

"Maybe when they join the millions of unemployed, they'll understand why Americans wanted them to focus on job creation and an invigorated private sector," Palin wrote. "Come November, we're going to print pink slips for members of Congress as fast as they've been printing money."

The former governor lists 17 Democrats that SarahPAC will target in November – seats she says can be replaced with "Commonsense Conservatives."

Here are the 17 Palin targets:

Ann Kirkpatrick or Arizona
Harry E. Mitchell of Arizona
Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona
John Salazar of Colorado
Betsy Markey of Colorado
Allen Boyd of Florida
Suzanne Kosmas of Florida
Baron P. Hill of Indiana
Earl Pomeroy of Alabama
Charlie Wilson of Ohio
John Boccieri of Ohio
Kathy Dahlkemper of Pennsylvania
Christopher Carney of Pennsylvania
John Spratt, Jr. of South Carolina
Tom Perriello of Virginia
Alan Mollohan of West Virginia
Nick Rahall of West Virginia


Filed under: 2010 • Sarah Palin
soundoff (215 Responses)
  1. Tram

    ***Palin urged followers to "reclaim the power of the people from those who disregarded the will of the people."***

    The American people did that when they kicked the GOP out of power.

    March 23, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  2. Crazy Harry

    It makes sense that vulnerable adult like Palin would do this.

    March 23, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  3. etta

    Sara Palin is a proven ignorant woman – why do we continue to publish her stupid statements. She let Alaska down and showed what a coward she really is. She needs to go home, pray and get a life.

    March 23, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  4. BillyBobTomRedcracker

    Maybe all these supposedly vulnerable Dems should just quit their jobs just like this idiot (Palin) did!

    March 23, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  5. ronvan

    I am so fed up with ANY & ALL articles about this "WINGNUT"! She is a total and complete waste, and is a disgrace to those women that work hard!

    March 23, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  6. Fed Up

    The people spoke when they took power away from the greedy, self-serving, decifit-spending Republicans in '08.

    March 23, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  7. LacrosseMom

    Gee whiz, Ms. Palin, IF you are as "successful" as you were in New York's 23rd District, the Democrats will win! Thanks!

    March 23, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  8. Old White Virginia Female

    A convenient list of people whose campaigns I need to contribute to!

    March 23, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  9. William

    Gee Sarah, and now millions of those unemployed will actually be able to have health care......

    March 23, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  10. Mark L.

    I think Sarah Palin along with her colleagues, to include: Ann Coulter, Michael Steele, Newt Gingrich & Rush Limbaugh need an ENEMA !! LMAO !!

    March 23, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  11. Gorbashov - Long Beach, Ca.

    Are you kidding me?

    Coming from this hypocritical dimmwit who quit as governor of the most socialistic state in the nation, and who utilized the Canadian universal health care system as a child, or what her ignorant followers would call "socialized medicine".

    What an opportunistic disingenuous pathetic pol!

    March 23, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  12. ART

    Who cares what this retard thinks, they lost the election and they just lost again ha ha

    March 23, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  13. ToughLove

    The people who who disparage this woman simply disagree with her philosophically and they let hate-speech spew out of their mouthes. But what you small people don't get is she represents the majority of Americans–we are advocates of pro-life, smaller govt, strong military and conservative fiscal policy.
    You'll see...come November.

    March 23, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  14. gino

    Go away. Ditz.

    March 23, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  15. maliheh

    Sarah Palin cannot lead she's a Gop lapdog and is using this time to study the system,She proved in 2008 that she doesn't have a clue,also i might add..I can't believe that teabaggers show no compassion to people who really need insurance or people who are sick~DISGUSTING...teabaggers are nothing but a modern day KKK

    March 23, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  16. John

    Palin targets vulnerable Democrats

    Big surprise, there, eh?

    The lack of a coherent agenda for conservatives is making the GOP and its apologist pundits increasingly fearful of becoming irrelevant.

    You can see the fear in their eyes.

    March 23, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  17. precious

    Go get them Sarah; do unto others as they did unto you!!!

    March 23, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  18. Tanya McKenzie

    She is a poor excuse for a human being!

    March 23, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  19. Dem from AZ

    what is common sense to Palin the far neo con right?

    March 23, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  20. j

    I bet none of those 17 Democrats have quit in the middle of their term or have to write cribs on their hands to remember things.

    Those 17 Democrats are part of 219 House members that were courageous enough to pass one of the most sweeping bits of legislation in over 50 years. This is why they were elected, to make a difference.

    I bet each one of those 17 would make a better VP or President than the likes of Palin.

    March 23, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  21. JC

    Palin urged followers to "reclaim the power of the people from those who disregarded the will of the people"

    Yeah, We did!! on Nov 2nd 2008.

    March 23, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  22. I am the Great and Sociopathic Wizard of Rush and I Say . . .

    Here comes the
    "Queen of the Grifters"
    Looking for a few good "Marks".

    March 23, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  23. dd

    Go away, just go away – go do your tv show. Stay out of politics where grown folks are supposed to roam. Politics is for people that say what they mean and mean what they say. I don't trust you to do that. You left Alaska to do what??? Go away!

    March 23, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  24. th

    Palin go away, nobody cares.

    March 23, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  25. DD in NE

    Who cares what this nimrod says?

    March 23, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
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