October 12th, 2010
02:33 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin raises bank

(CNN) - As rumors swirl about whether she will launch a presidential bid, Sarah Palin had a very successful fundraising quarter. According to new Federal Election Commission disclosure forms, the former Alaska governor raised more than $1.2 million, from July through the end of September. Her political action committee, SarahPAC now has almost $1.3 million cash on hand.

A large portion of her donations in the last quarter went to Republican candidates and groups in competitive 2010 races. She made $10,000 donations to New Hampshire Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte and Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell. Smaller donations were made to Sharon Angle of Nevada, Joe Miller of Alaska, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Marco Rubio of Florida and Nikki Haley of South Carolina, among others.

Palin also gave $10,000 to the Iowa Republican Party.

She spent the midterm election season endorsing candidates through her Facebook page and making speeches across the country. To date, she has endorsed 22 candidates by name and encouraged support for 91 candidates.

According to the filing, SarahPAC spent a considerable amount of money on direct mailings, internet fundraising and financial consulting.

Palin will campaign with Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele later this month in California and Florida.


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  1. Frank in Valparaiso Indiana

    I'd be more impressed if she raised the dead, say Saint Ronnie. Started a vampire army of brain dead Republicans, no wait, the GOP is full of them now. George Romero was right.

    Maybe she'll go away if we throw garlic at her. God knows CNN isn't shedding any light on what an idiot this grifter is.

    October 12, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  2. Angelica

    Well, for Sarah saying "I am going to run for President of the United States" its like saying " I will be dancing with the stars". She knows she will not make even one step towards Presidency, but her speeches after that will sure grow in prices from 100 thousand dollars to 200 thousand for sure. She is scam artist that keeps on going, as long as granny's will donate to her scam pack she will be good to BS people around her. Unbelievable.

    October 12, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  3. 22 Days until Socialism dies in the United States

    Way to go Sarah! Keep drivin' those leftists CRAZY!! America loves you!

    October 12, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  4. T'SAH from Virginia

    Those $10,000's do not add up to $1.3 Million???? Oh, I forgot, Botox – wardrobe – hair pieces – makeup – daycare – Come to think of it – where's Sarah's son??? Does he miss mommy?

    T'is T'SAH and I approve this message!!

    October 12, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  5. MAhole

    You know what they say – "A fool and her money are soon parted".............
    This woman is terminally delusional if she thinks she has a shot – the American voters soundly rejected her once...........
    If she is the best that the Republicans can come up with to go up against President Obama then we all know the future of the party is in serious trouble..............

    October 12, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  6. Mack

    Somebody had better tell $arah "$how Me The Money" Palin that if she does not run for President in 2012, she will NOT be able to keep any money that's left in $arahPAC for her personal use!! I see she's giving out small donation amounts – $10,000 here and $10,000 there – probably thinking that what's left, she'll be able to keep; she's in for a rude awakening.

    October 12, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  7. LJ

    $150,000 of that will go to wardrobe, of course.

    October 12, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  8. Can't We All Just Get Along?

    I can just imagine it -

    Palin (the pickled-brained moron) gets the GOP nomination.
    There are three presidential debates.
    We would have the fun of watching a very intelligent Barack Obama go up against a pickled-brained moron like Palin.

    We'll need popcorn.

    Tina Fey REALLY needs to ask for more money because she'll be busy impersonating the Caribou Barbie make an utter fool of herself.

    October 12, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  9. carlos

    of course, she is taking all of her followers to the bank.......idiots

    October 12, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  10. Clwyd

    Take your ill gotten money based on ignorance and lies and shove it you know where!

    October 12, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  11. Snow

    Go Governor Palin Go. In three weeks, we can take out the liberal trash in both houses of Congress and put this country back on track started by our founding fathers. Then in 2012, we can get rid of the rest of the trash once and for all.

    October 12, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  12. Marie MD

    $1.2 million in three months and we are suppowed to be impressed? It seems to me that the queen of hate is not energizing her clueless base as much anymore.
    The only reason she is giving measly amounts to miller and the other teabaggers is that she is biuying their "inflouence" if/when she (pardon me while I laugh) runs for (sorry, more laughter) president. Save your money half term, you are going to need it to live off when the money coming in runs dry and you have to go back to the frozen tundra of AK.
    Her endorsements can be used to wrap dog poop when you walk your dog. What a joke she is and what a joke that anyone thinks she has what it takes to be president. She quit as mayor and governor in AK.
    All numbers approx in 2009 – Wasilla population 10,256 (half the people didn't vote at all); AK pop. 698,473. MD's pop. 5,699,478; city/surroundings where I reside 882,554. Good luck since most Alaskans hate her.

    October 12, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  13. stufthis

    I think Sarah is the best thing to happen to the GOP. She has support of Fox, the birthers, baggers, billionaires, big oil, big insurance, big banks, and big business. I believe she will destroy the republican party. Go Sarah!

    October 12, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  14. Jay

    Palin running for President is a complete joke. Are there many and consistent polls that show the majority of people polled think she is qualified? If yes, please tell me.

    October 12, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  15. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    She is planning on running for president in 2012. Everyone get your old Quayle/Bush jokes out. They can work on this woman. I don't find her crediable in most regards. She does get credit for being physically attractive and fertile. I don't think I can see much of her beyond that. She seems to be an unthinking ideologue. I hope that she can stop being folksy and learn something about policy.

    October 12, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  16. REG in AZ

    There are those now throwing around tons of money for the sole purpose of buying control of the voters’ thinking and to achieve a return to ‘more of the same’ that so greatly benefited them. They seek to con and manipulate public opinion and to control the elections’ outcome by totally dominating the air waves, and even the internet using paid staffers / volunteers, with their money and substantial efforts to saturate people’s minds with their scripted propaganda. There is no conscience or real concern for other than their own interests as all they want is to regain the advantage they had and they will literally do/say anything to return to ‘more of the same’.

    Remember the bold and arrogant, self-serving irresponsibility that ‘more of the same’ actually refers to: ‘trickle down’ dependency; Tax cuts for the wealthy; Global Warming not a problem; Private Accounts for Social Security; Minimized/ignored warnings before 9/11; Trumped up justification for attacking Iraq; Abandoned effort in Afghanistan; Afghanistan presented as secure; False coalition with America paying 95%+; Iraqi oil money never paying for the war; Pressure put on the intelligence community; Authorized departure from Geneva Convention rules; Misrepresentations on wars to manipulate public opinion; No bid contracts to favored vendors; Responsibility for port security to Dubai Ports; Excusing the humongous deficit and growing trade deficit; Their apathetic reaction to hurricane Katrina aftermath; Blocking bringing American drugs back into the US; Exposing the CIA agent's identity; Squelching the 'wiretapping without court order' story and falsely raising the security threat level, both done just before 2004 election; Excessive deregulation and the lack of any responsible oversight favoring a few and resulting in unchecked greed, gross dishonesty and criminal self-indulgence; Encouraging the deporting of American jobs and taxes; the sociopathic GWBush falsely presented as a 'born again Christian'; and since Bush-Cheney: Republican total belligerent concentration on their political ambitions; Stubbornly obstructing and faulting all efforts to address problems; Irresponsibly withholding any bipartisan cooperation; Aggressively intimidating and coercing their representatives to force unity; Supporters organizing and sponsoring Tea Party movement, much like the ‘Swiftboat” effort, to deceptively manipulate public opinion; Selecting candidates based on demonstrative ability and not on qualifications; Arrogance and gross dishonesty using scare tactics and emotional appeals; The distribution of extensive misinformation intended to mislead and to exploit: yes and even subtly using both sides of racial issue, without conscience; on and on totally without guilt, while arrogantly insultingly the public in just taking them for granted.

    The opportunity the voters now have is to send the message that they can’t be so easily duped, that the ‘full court press’ con isn’t going to work and that they really want bipartisan cooperation to honestly and conscientiously represent the people, the majority. To firmly reject the Republicans, Tea Party and regular, in November will send that message and force them to return to being the Grand Ole Party they once were – representing the people instead of just Special Interests and the few. Then we would see progress based on responsible cooperation instead of self-serving polarization and in 2012 we could even have effective competition that would offer the people real choice for honest representation instead of just ‘more of the same’. To tie government up now with gridlock will completely halt any progress, encourage and reward self-serving irresponsibility and ask for ‘more of the same’, making any real political reform near impossible – and thus completely play into the hands of Special Interests and the influential, powerful and extremely wealthy few who currently ‘call the shots’ for the Republican Party.

    October 12, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  17. LacrosseMom(real one)

    Wow! We may get our wish for a Palin/Beck ticket from the GOP after all!!

    October 12, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  18. Lynn

    Palin is more and more reminding me of the rise of Hitler. People are just mesmerized by her and will swallow any garbage and smears she pronounces. Her admirers pay any price just to watch their herorine swear she will save them from those nasty Democrats and they all want to believe her shallow promises, otherwise they will look plain stupid for buying into her money making machinery.

    October 12, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  19. Dave

    Somebody better be watching that money, because I wouldn't trust Palin with it. She's a confirmed grifter and scam artist, and she'll steal it all. She's crooked even for politics!

    October 12, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  20. jerseylou

    And what about the money she's not reporting ? Where's the I R S when you need them? Hopefully they understand this is her new Job to solicit money.

    October 12, 2010 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  21. Four and The Door

    Sarah Palin's success is the success of values, ideas and determination. Wherever she goes with it, she has only just started and she is earning every step forward.

    October 12, 2010 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  22. Jimmy

    A Sarah Palin run for president = A four-year extension for Obama.

    October 12, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  23. Norman Cador

    If Palin is qualify to be President of the USA.This mean we have a major drug problem in this country or a much larger precentage of idiots and num skulls available to vote. Tell me this a JOKE. .

    October 12, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  24. diridi

    I do not know as to why this idiotic lady with no brain in the news....Americans are not idiots...o.k...she is a junk bag...

    October 12, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  25. brownstain

    Trailer trash.

    October 12, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |