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


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soundoff (215 Responses)
  1. geoff

    Whoa! Look out, Chris Carney! The gal with the gumball mind is lookin' fer ya!

    March 23, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  2. lori

    This from a lady who is shopping around her " The Palins" reality tv show for a million to 1.5 million. Enough said. No one takes her seriously, only the tea baggers. She's a joke.

    March 23, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  3. Gary

    Not only can she see Russia from her house, and warned us all of "death squads roaming the street", loking for Grandma and disabled veterans, Palin is now an economist!

    March 23, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  4. IVOTE

    What a girl....no chance you or your family will need health care plans, jobs, or eductional grants (pell). You are a brand new millionaire Sarah Palin, thanks to john Mccain. You all of your success to him.

    March 23, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  5. Al-NY,NY

    ..and those 17 are now VERY happy that the Wasilla hillbilly (aka Cancer to candidacy) is taking them on. They will no doubt go onto huge victories since she is toxic to anyone she gets involved with. I wonder if the GOP candidates have heard this yet...

    March 23, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  6. Sean

    Thanks Sarah for giving me a list of possible Congressmen/women who have earned my praise and my financial support. Thank goodness these brave people are in power and will stay in power despite your misguided efforts to malign their good names. Go away Sarah! Just go away!

    March 23, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  7. Pablo

    "Commonsense Conservatives."

    From a conservative with no sense, common or otherwise.

    March 23, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  8. bridgett hollis

    Sarah could tell them about quitting and how the milk the lime light. Did she have these names written in her hand?

    Why do they feel that american shouldn't have healthcare, or is it that they want to President Obama to fail. I pray that everything the President touch turns to gold.

    March 23, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  9. Independent One

    And this lady claims that she is a Christian

    March 23, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  10. ATL Guy

    I thought she was an "analyst" with Fox News. And thereby irrelevant.....

    March 23, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  11. Mini Me

    This lady is such a joke. She doesn't know what she wants to do. Or perhaps better said, I don't know what she wants to do. First she is governor, then she quits. She wanted to be VP, but couldn't handle being President (Governor) of a state. Oh please!

    March 23, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  12. Kevin B

    The majoriity of american voters are growing weary of the GOP lunacy and fear based tactics and thier defense of the absurd positions taken by the the tea parties and the radio talk show shills.

    Mrs Palin........ It is the GOP which should be very afraid this coming November.

    March 23, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  13. Bill from Fairfax

    What's this "we" stuff Kemo Sabe???

    March 23, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  14. Kevin B

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    Mrs Palin........ It is the GOP which should be very afraid this coming November.

    March 23, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  15. maeve

    Sarah, you need to go back to school, get an education and then maybe take part in complicated discussions regarding the Federal Government. You have only catch phrases and wacko supporters. Is that what our country needs right now? We need people with functioning thought processes. Not the childish nonsense the Republicans have been throwing up and out. The once respected political party is a bunch of childish, bullies. The Republicans used to attract the finest minds and deep experience now it is racist slurs and threats. Sad isn't it, that someone with your lack of education and experience would be attractive to the Rep party. I am an independent, in my voting history I have never voted a straight ticket. Never voted for all Republicans or all Democrats, I was always proud of that. But in the past few years I have come closer and closer to not including the Republicans in my voting choices and for good reason. The Republicans have lost their way. They forgot they are in Washington to do the people's business. They have forgotten how to tell the truth (John Boehner's pretend "firey" speech the other night regarding abortion in the Health Care bill (it wasn't included) was the "liar, liar, pants on fire proof). You are also the proof of the sham your party has become. Winking and dropping the "g" off of your words isn't cute. It is a sign of ignorance. We need smart people with good minds who can deal with complicated problem solving not someone who can't even complete one full term as governor of her state–so much for committment. Sorry, babe, you just don't have it. Whether you are so blind that you don't see the corpses, 45,000 of them each year who die because they don't have health care at all or they have inadequate health care, is amazing. The U.S. is rated 37th in the world in health care. We can't wait. I personally had 3 people in my life that are among the 45,000 who died because of the crisis in health care. We can't wait. It has to be fixed now. The Republicans could have helped to do the fix, but they decided to protect the campaign contributions they receive from the drug companies instead and they obstruct, obstruct, obstruct. Just like the book Animal Farm-some people are more equal than others (in the Republican minds). That's how the Republicans represent the people that they are supposed to protect and don't. That would mean the Republicans are the Death Panels you talked about in some of your "rah, rah" speeches.

    March 23, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  16. harvey

    yeah, Sarah, you're the one that's printing money. How much you printed since you resigned as governor? You HAD to resign so you could pay your legal expenses AND try to run for Prez in 2012. You are the standard bearer of the folks who break windows in Democrat legislators' offices. You uphold the principles of the "people" who used the N-word on Sunday when Rep. Lewis walked by them outside the Capitol. Your disciples picket abortion clinics and kill pro-choice physicians with the guns you claim are their "right" under the Constitution. GET OUT, and STAY OUT. Secede from the Union if you and your bevy of white racists can't take it. The rest of us will build a Bush-Cheney wall around your country, give you no foreign aid, you'll have your wish of no taxes, no Medicare, no Social Security, and no health plan. And we won't allow ANY immigration. See how long you and your band of thieves last. Take Bachmann, DeMint, Rubio, Perry, Romney, Beaner, and Haley Barbour with you, PLEEZE!

    March 23, 2010 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  17. Bradley

    Oh we're so afraid Ms. Sarah Palin! Pink slips! Lions and tiger and bears! On my! It doesn't matter if you vote them out, stupid, they have already done a great service by passing health care reform. They actually put the people first. So go ahead, vote them out. They've done their duty.

    March 23, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  18. Frank222

    I wish crazy lady would stay in her own state, and quit trying to mess up ours, jeesh she's like typhoid mary.

    March 23, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  19. Chris

    Go away Palin! Freak show.

    March 23, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  20. Bob (Illinois)

    Why do you give this nitwit so much coverage?

    March 23, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  21. David

    Why is this still news and why does anyone care what IT has to say?

    March 23, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  22. Phil

    They should just make more cartoons about her kids.

    March 23, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  23. wbm

    Sarah
    You are not governor of anything not senator of anything not representative of anything. You are a a quitter. Go Away

    March 23, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  24. bill

    Continually rising health costs have dampened new hiring for years. Companies have instead opted to make existing employees work longer hours. Getting health care costs under control is a prerequisite to long term economic recovery. Our economy could not sustain the health cost trend over the last decade.

    This bill is very much about jobs.

    March 23, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  25. David

    Maybe if some won the election we would care what you have to say!

    March 23, 2010 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
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