Palin raises over $1.6 million
July 14th, 2011
03:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin raises over $1.6 million

(CNN) - Sarah Palin's political action committee raised over $1.6 million in the first half of 2011, according to a report set to be released Thursday.

She now has approximately $1.4 million cash on hand despite having spent almost $1.6 million over the same period, according to Sarah PAC. But the funds raised cannot be used for a potential run for the White House in 2012.

The PAC contributed $65,000 to other candidates and donated $18, 700 to the Young America's Foundation, during the same period.

"We at Sarah PAC are very pleased and grateful for the tremendous support that Governor Palin receives from everywhere across our country," Tim Crawford, treasurer for Sarah PAC said. "Sarah PAC more than doubled the amount we raised as compared to the same time period in 2009. We received more that 36,700 contributions from over 24,000 contributors."

Palin is still deciding whether to run for president in the next election and has said she will make a decision in the next few months.


Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. Al-NY,NY

    Fools throwing their money at a screeching Harpie. Palin/Bachman 2012.....losers again

    July 14, 2011 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  2. rs

    Proving yet again that the Republican Party has too many rich supporters, but ones with no intelligence!

    July 14, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  3. very liberal1990

    and how much did barack raise again.....yeah thats what i thought

    July 14, 2011 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  4. Swoosh

    Will she spend it on more self-promoting movies or bus tours?

    July 14, 2011 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  5. It Won't Be Long Now

    Hang in there Sarah......the one's who hate you and slander you, wouldn't vote for a Republican anyway.....so who cares what they say? Liberal Dems have all things in common; 1. Larger Government 2. Larger Entitlements 3. Socialism 4. Anti-Life/pro-abortion 5. Anti God/Religion 6. Believe the Constitution needs to be changed 7. Nanny State Welfare 8. Pro Global Warming 9. Pro United Nation Control 10. Re-Distribution of Wealth
    Those who believe the above things WILL vote Dem, but if you believe in; 1. Smaller Government and Less Intrusion 2. Private Property Rights 3. Gun Ownership 4. Pro-Life 5. The Cconstitution as It is written 6. Personal Responsibilty......then you will vote Republican.....simply put and simply said, when freedom and liberty become more important than your outstretched hand being filled by the government, you will vote Republican!

    July 14, 2011 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  6. Steve

    It looks like a lot of people are not putting their money where their mouth is.

    July 14, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  7. Political Theatre

    She can see $1.6 million and Russia from her house in Alaska...

    July 14, 2011 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  8. Four and the Door

    As the Obama Administration worships it's Tax and Spend ideology in the debt ceiling negotiations, Sarah's coffers should get quite a boost. This fight Obama is putting up will be extremely useful for all Republicans in the 2012 Presidential campaign. There will be no argument Obama will be able to make about fiscal responsibility. The nation's debt almost doubling during the four years of his administration will make that something he will regret.

    July 14, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  9. thomas

    That amount wont pay her bills !

    July 14, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  10. ART

    Why oh why must we continue to see stories of this nobody who is a total idiot,can we stop printing stories about this idiot, please enough already any American with half a brain doesn't care.

    July 14, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  11. ChiTownArkie

    You mean to tell me that there are still people that are contributing to this woman? Wow! Never underestimate the ignorance of the American public.

    July 14, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  12. Rudy NYC

    A fool and the money are easily parted. Anyone who believes Sarah Palin will run for President is welcome to send her as much cash as permitted by law. Since she has a PAC, and not a campaign fund, that means you can send her your last nickel.

    As long as she works at Fox News, she cannot run. Even if she were to quit today, she would need to wait a while before she could announce because her salary violates campaign finance laws. She cannot just simply quit today and run tomorrow.

    July 14, 2011 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  13. Kenneth the VI of Minneapolis

    Unfortunately, $arah only gets one chance at a first impression. I see can see Russia.......and the rest is history, but she got a second chance.....what magazines does she reads?......there are some things that money can't buy.

    July 14, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  14. Whatever

    WTH? Her math skills are failing as are those of everyone in her PAC: "She now has approximately $1.4 million cash on hand despite having spent almost $1.6 million over the same period, according to Sarah PAC. But the funds raised cannot be used for a potential run for the White House in 2012." She can live off of them... interesting!

    July 14, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  15. kayla

    thats' weird that she has not made up her mind to run yet, because bristol said the other day that she has made up her mind already. i get the feeling that they some how think ALL AMERICANS are crazy for her.

    July 14, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
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