March 23rd, 2010
02:53 PM ET
4 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


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soundoff (215 Responses)
  1. Clint, Wa.

    Get over it beach, and go away.

    March 23, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  2. Perecorp

    The pig will get what she has coming. Pander on PIG!

    March 23, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  3. The lonely Libertarian of Liverpool NY

    If I had my way every incumbent no matter which party they belong (Democrat or Republican) to will lose their seat in congress and the senate.
    "YOU ARE FIRED"
    Both parties were in charge when the American people’s jobs, saving and retirement money was stolen in 2007.
    Vote them all out this fall and in every election until they become representatives of the people once more!
    Do not donate your hard earned money to any PACs. PACs are not helping to represent your interests, PACs are money for nothing and your chicks for free. These people are Con Artists and grifters no more no less.

    March 23, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  4. Tulsa

    If the conservatives were about "common sense" they wouldn't have this idiot quitter talking for them.

    She has total contempt for this country and the principles on which it was founded. (Alaska separatist)
    .......... Then again, ignorance is her strong suit lol... even though she "reads them all"
    What a dip.

    March 23, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  5. NC

    Palin and her family get free health care from the state of Alaska, because her husband is of Eskimo heritage. Her special needs son also gets a SSI check from the Federal government.

    March 23, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  6. politicians behaving badly

    She's such an idiot. She has done NOTHING for this country, except stir up hatred and predjudice.

    March 23, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    The power of the people voted Sarah and John thumbs-down. Then you quit your governor's office. A loser and a quitter–actions speak louder than words, Sarah.

    March 23, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  8. Brink

    When will the Wicked Witch of the North get on her broomstick and get back to where she came from? We already have a list of those who put politics and ideology before the best interests of the American people – it is anyone who calls themselves a Republican. Wait until November. The people are not fooled.

    March 23, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  9. ray

    this racists dumb ,,,,,,,,,,whoman cabt even spell her name and she is targeting people........................i wish all these racists on the right can vanished off the earth..............this dumb .....woman is all about fame and money. wake up america. these people on the right is brainwashing all you red necks on the right.

    March 23, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  10. no name calling

    Thanks Sarah, for telling us who to vote for.

    Anyone you don't like must be educated, articulate, a great leader, reliable, and honest.

    I could go on, but why bother.

    CNN, please cut her off.

    March 23, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  11. Betty

    The "power of the people" voted Sarah and John thumbs-down. Then Sarah quit her governor's office. A loser and a quitter–actions speak louder than words.

    March 23, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  12. CR

    She's the perfect symbol for the GOP. Shrill, uninformed, and overflowing with negativity.

    Wonder if she has asked any of the candidates in those districts if they want her "help"

    March 23, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  13. Bette

    Well, Sarah Palin can never be described as a "common sense conservative" because she has no common sense.

    March 23, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  14. VLF

    I am an independent voter. With the passing of the Health Care Bill...I am considering following Sarah Palin. I made a major mistake with my last presidential vote.

    March 23, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  15. Palin Power

    Palin is making her inevitable rise to the white house come 2012 when she and her army of conservatives take over Washington DC and restore glory and prosperity back to our nation. Palin will become America's greatest president and her Congress of all-conservative white women will be the greatest Congress ever assembled. Common Sense Conservatism is the most superior and supreme ideology on the planet and the whole world will adopt Palinism as their governing ideology!

    March 23, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  16. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    She has much understanding of economics as her kids do; that is to say not much. She doesn't have much of a clear understanding of anything. What is she talking about any how?

    Is she talking about the vote for health care reform? If so, then what would have been her plan? She needs to show what she would propose and have it evaluated. That is what happens; new ideas get reviewed by other people who have gained a better and more focused understanding of certain areas. She hasn't shown that she is more than an ideologue.

    March 23, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  17. Realist

    Palin you will never get it, will you? The only ones that care what you say are fringe elements within the republican party. We, the people remember that you quit your post as governor, that you will throw your own family under the bus for political points, that you have no clue of that which you speak of. We also know unless you are giving your talking points, you get all confused and have to write simple things on your hand to be able to remember anything. Yes you may be the darling of the fringe elements but you are by no means speak for all americans. Why don't you go visit the country of Africa for awhile and give people a break. And Palin, Africa is not a country and you can not see Russia from your back yard. And you had nothing to do with sending interceptors into the air when the Russians flew close to our coast. Governors do not have that power, have you ever heard of the *Strategic Air Command***?

    March 23, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  18. Chris

    Why anybody would donate a cent to this brainless bimbo and quitter is beyond me.

    March 23, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  19. Sadie

    Go away Sarah. You are irrelevant.

    March 23, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  20. Lori in St Pete

    Who cares? She'll only ensure those 17 Dems get reelected.

    March 23, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  21. Larry

    Anyone who donates th SarahPAC of crap is a stupid idiot. Unfortunately there are a lot of stupid idiots in this country so she will get a lot of money so she can buy clothes and pay for helicopters so she can safely shoot defenseless animals. All the democratic candidates have one thing to say to this female numbskull. "See you next Tuesday, election day.'

    March 23, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  22. Jeremy in Albuquerque

    ... will it be as fast as you've been making false statements and a fool of yourself?

    March 23, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  23. Laverne

    No one has to give you a pink slip because you are a quitter and walk away from your committments when the going gets tough!

    March 23, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  24. Michael

    Once again, a Republican demonstrates that in GOP-speak, "the people" means industry chiefs and rich investors, not middle-class Americans like most of us.

    March 23, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  25. Tom

    Wow, how influential she thinks she is. A has been who never was.

    March 23, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
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