September 1st, 2009
05:02 PM ET
13 years ago

Palin's PAC steps up contributions to GOP candidates

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Palin has given contributions to a number of Republicans in recent days."](CNN) - Sarah Palin's political action committee is handing out cash to some of the most conservative members of Congress, a new report filed with the Federal Elections Commission reveals.

According to the latest disclosure with the FEC, SarahPac has donated to money to Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann, Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and Senate hopeful Rob Portman of Ohio.

Palin spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton confirms the former Alaska governor's committee did donate $1,000 to each of those Republicans, as well as $2,500 to Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Bob McDonnell, now dealing with fallout from the revelation of a controversial 20-year-old thesis.

The donations come more than a week after SarahPAC was notified by the FEC that it violated federal election law with the donations it gave to Sens. John McCain and Lisa Murkowski earlier this year. Because the PAC had only given money to two candidates, it was only allowed to donate $4,800 to them per election cycle. (The PAC had donated $5,000 and received a refund of $200 from both McCain and Murkowski.)

But with the recent additional donations, the PAC now qualifies as a "multi-candidate PAC" and is allowed to give $10,000 to a candidate per cycle

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  1. luis

    Is this bimbo ever going to go a bad flu it never gives up.....yuck

    September 1, 2009 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  2. LW In Texas

    Please just go away... You have no idea what is what just go away please, America has enough trouble without you.

    September 1, 2009 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  3. Jeff in Houston

    And by the way, CNN needs to keep pushing these stories. I like to know what the enemies of progress are doing. Do not drive her underground with the rest of her ilk.

    (Why is it when I see her I keep thinking of the first few minutes of "2001: A Space Odyssey".....nah......those apes learned how to use tools.)

    September 1, 2009 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  4. Niki Birdsflight

    She is sucking up big time. The chick wants a gig within the GOP. Good luck. I have the feeling they are avoiding her like the..plague.

    September 1, 2009 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  5. Ted D

    Republicans complain about having to pay for someone else's health care and yet they will flush their money down the toilet on contributions to the PAC of a complete cipher like Palin. The Republican party is progessively more the party of the irrational.

    September 1, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  6. One vote

    Hee hee. Rep. Michelle Bachmann – well, she is from my very district and a complete airhead with no foothold in reality. Right-wingers get her vote because of her campaign. Core republicans would never put their vote by this woman again. So anyway, if I ever considered Palin a candidate for anything, to me this contribution says it all! Never!

    September 1, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  7. I. A. Frank

    Sarah Palin is the Britney Spears of politics. Cute, popular, and dumb as a hammer. Sarah, like Britney, leaves a smouldering trail of personal and public disaster behind her, and, like Britney, she's still popular among the people who don't have the mental acuity to see that she has no talent for the profession she's chosen.

    September 1, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  8. Reformed Republican

    As any 3-card Monty hustler on the streets of the Big Apple knows:

    A fool and her money are easily parted...

    September 1, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  9. Bassman

    Sarah has proven over and over, she will not bend in the wind, or look to polls to take a stand. She is conservative. More Americans are calling themselves Conservative, Then Liberal. The media can deny it all they want, she won the debate on "death panels". The book Your Life, Your Choices, proves her point. Pres. Bush stopped the book, and Pres. Obama brought it back.

    September 1, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  10. Kat

    I wonder why Obama never released all his campaign contributions. If you don't have anything to hide, why not release it. I guess the same reason he never released his college records, medical records or actual birth certificate.

    September 1, 2009 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  11. calvin

    So if the democrats give to there people why can she give to her choice. it time cnn stop paying Ms palin so much air time.
    next you all will be like MSNBC still bashing bush and not air the news. next you will say that scareing a terriost is bad. they do not even touch most of the people hope some of the do gooder get taken by the people over there and are made to give up thing that will hurt the usa. then you will learn what torcher is

    September 1, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  12. Kat

    CNN has to publish something about Sarah Palin once a week just to keep their ratings up.

    September 1, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  13. Aunt Bea and Opie

    She works for big oil and always has,when all is said and done,see where she gets a job.

    September 1, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  14. sue

    No one is quaking in their boots, repugs or dems. Sarah is just plain stupid and no one wantes to see or hear her, ever again.

    From an Alaskan citizen.

    September 1, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  15. Portia

    Well, as an Alaskan I can assure you that there is a lot to disdain about this woman. She is indeed a self centered, lying moron. She has lied every time she has been found to have done something whhich violates the State of Alaska ethics. The fact that John McCain unleashed this beast on the entire country makes it very clear that he is no better at this point. Shame on him.

    September 1, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  16. next please

    with stories like this, it's no wonder Foxnews is beating out both CNN and MSNBC combined!

    September 1, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  17. Wise Latina

    Interesting how obsessed CNN is about minutia related to Palin which never get asked of our elected and serving officials, such as Obama. Hey, how about a story about the millions of dollars that the Chairman of the House Ways & Means committee (Rangel, Democrat) tried to steal by not reporting on his income taxes?? A real reporter might think that this was a bigger story than any of these petty issues that CNN is desperately trying to discredit Palin with...

    September 1, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  18. Kel

    This woman is a joke. Stop reporting on her. Leave that to SNL. And it's not because I disagree with her opinions, it's that she isn't even capable of clearly articulating her own opinions. She's okay and then... she opens her mouth. Haha Michelle Bachmann is loony. I can't think of all the instances but I distinctly remember her embarrassing herself by saying "You be the man!" to Michael Steele.

    September 1, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  19. Gene

    Intersting fact about big oil – DEMs received $3 from BIG OIL for every $1 Reps received last year. Q. Now who works for big oil? A. Obama

    September 1, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  20. mike

    uhbama and the dumbacrats have been getting spanked lately, so it is time for another Palin post.

    September 1, 2009 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  21. Danny

    Big deal! CNN would never have said anything if it were Obama

    September 1, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  22. Robert - Mo

    First and Foremost, please stop comparing or speaking the current President Name when refering to this bimbo – Heck "BO" has more brains then she ever will.

    BTW: Bush was not as dumb as hammer head Sarah Palin – Please keep her out of the news – she has chosen her own path right to "Hell" will all the lies she tells and then claim to be a christian and a republican. Please – As a smart Republican she has been swept under the ground where she belongs.

    September 1, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
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