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. robert

    a failed governor and a failed mother wants to help her party win elections????....isn't that why she's called sarah pHalin'?!?!?

    March 23, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  2. Jim in San Mateo

    Message to Palin:

    You have to have sense before it can be considered common. Note on hand: Think before speaking.

    March 23, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  3. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    Perhaps the Alaskan Princess can show us where it refers to "Death Panels" in the health care bill like she said it did?

    No? I didn't think so. That lie has run its course – time to create a new one, eh, Princess?

    March 23, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  4. maf

    Facebook – the new political forum for someone with NO political future!
    Keep POKING at the Democrats Sarah, maybe they'll ADD you as a friend. HA! I would be quaking in my boots if a former mayor and governor, now known as a quitter and a shill, is TARGETING me.
    Ouch, better look out.

    I laughed out loud when I read this one!

    March 23, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  5. KenneyP of Colorado

    "reclaim the power of the people from those who disregarded the will of the people." which is BOTH parties. To "invigorated private sector" give a bail-out directly to the average american citizen so we can go spend our money which would result in an increase in demand which in turn results in private sector businesses needing to hire more employees to keep up with demand. Provided these people are healthy enough to work. That is common sense.

    Opponets of the healthcare reform have spend nearly if not over half of the expected budget trying to block reform. Had that money spent on stopping healthcare reform had gone to healthcare reform we would be at least half way done paying for it. Republicans had 20 years to make some progress but instead spent the time making war in other countries instead of helping our own citizens.

    March 23, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  6. Jimmy McTimmy

    Sarah P = EPIC. FAIL.

    March 23, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  7. FM

    Is this what you are coming with Sarah? This is not how politics is played. Why didn't you go after those who didn't vote for you and McCain in 2008.
    And what do you think they went to the house for? Just to vote "No" or quit?

    March 23, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  8. drdiane50

    Has Palin realized that if people are unemployed, they won't have any $$ to give to her PAC? And what good will giving $$ to her PAC do anyways? What guarantee is there that their $$ will go to defeating anyone instead of simply being added to her bank account? Though maybe they'll send you a copy of her book for your contribution – such a deal.

    March 23, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  9. Seth

    To everyone who speaks out against those who hi-jacked our constituional process, stay strong and united. We have their names,
    we know their agenda, and we will vote them out... it is the American Way. Can't wait to campaign for all things conservative for the next 8 months. We are a cut above ACORN, because we are honest, and our cause is just. We are not just trying to elect a 'black' man to make history. We are trying to elect economic leaders to provide great health care for everyone by reducing costs. Not throwing the poor into a sub class of Health Care that doctors have to fight to get payment from the government. Go south reporters.. go look at the low end of health care now in this country, and that is what Obama is 'handing' out to enable the poor to be defeated in poverty, and communistic rule.

    March 23, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  10. jerseylou

    Sore Loser, what's up with the look it's as if she's trying to break wind. Palin go sit on a toilet and let out some of that stupidity and evil you got pin up in you it might make you feel better.

    March 23, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  11. Marcus Tate

    No matter how bad the Democrats are or what they may do, there is NO WAY that I will EVER vote for this numbskull. If this is the best the Republican Party has to offer, they are in deep doo-doo.

    March 23, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  12. AKReport

    IT BEGINS!!

    March 23, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  13. Keeth in California

    Palin wants to turn up the heat on others when she herself couldn't take the heat. Quitter. Don't you have some animals to shoot from a helicopter somewhere?

    March 23, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  14. mark

    bring it on!

    March 23, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  15. The Calabash Kid

    Sarah Palin is not smart, a pathological liar (death panels), and a real loose cannon. Republicans, please, choose anyone: Gingrich, McCain, Boehner, McConnell, Romney, Huckabee, the DA from Law and Order, a Fox News "personality" or anyone but this dim bulb. It would be too embarrassing for the nation.

    March 23, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
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