July 29th, 2010
08:04 PM ET
12 years ago

Palin passes Facebook milestone, issues fundraising call

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/29/art.gi.palinfile.jpg caption ="In a fundraising email to supporters, Sarah Palin's political action committee announced that the former Alaska governor has reached 2 million fans on Facebook."]

(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has reached a new milestone: 2 million fans on Facebook.

SarahPAC, Palin's political action committee made the announcement in the form of a fundraising email sent to supporters on Thursday.

"On behalf of Sarah and SarahPAC, I want to thank everyone for their support and encouragement, especially on Facebook, where Sarah has just passed 2,000,000 fans," the email from SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford says.

"Over the last year and a half, we have received an outpouring of encouragement and support from people across this great nation. During that time, Sarah has used her Facebook account as an outlet to express her hopes and concerns about the direction of the country."

Palin has used the social media site, which has more than 500 million users, to issue a slew of endorsements in advance of the 2010 midterm elections.

The former vice presidential candidate is also active on the social media site Twitter, where she has 206,996 followers.

Palin is one of many politicians who have amassed a large number of fans on Facebook. Former President Bill Clinton has 359,030, former President George W. Bush, who joined the site in June, has 283,429, Palin's former running mate John McCain has 632,622, and President Barack Obama has more than 11 million.

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soundoff (146 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    She's an IDIOT

    July 29, 2010 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  2. Billy10

    She will have an army of donors that will rival what Obama had in 2008. Sarah is the Republican most feared by the left. That is why they have been on a mission to destroy her since she ran for VP. Political types only expend their time and money opposing people that they fear.

    July 29, 2010 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  3. conservative liberal

    Thats quite an accomplishment. I have read what she has posted and find what she say interesting. Palin has more sense than these eat their own people give her credit for.

    July 29, 2010 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  4. Joe

    God help us all.. this woman is a seat of power will usher in a new age of unreason in this country. Mark my words.

    July 29, 2010 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  5. Joe

    *in a seat of power*

    July 29, 2010 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  6. hwy911

    Only 2 mil? Too bad. Keep trying, though, SP, and maybe one day you'll catch up with Obama (9,967,630 earlier in the month). Or Lady Gaga (who just passed 10,000,000).

    Sad commentary on the US that 2 million people are "fans" of Palin...

    July 29, 2010 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  7. Justin

    I can't believe there are 2 million people interested in what this maroon has to say,, she is a total waste of DNA.

    Elect this genius to any position of power and we'll be the laughing- stock of the entire planet.

    July 30, 2010 12:03 am at 12:03 am |
  8. Valerie Jay

    As a woman, I am very anxious to see more women in politics but not this woman. I expect the people in government to be smarter than I am and, she is not. Her interview with Katie Currick showed her lack of education and knowledge of the world. Her behavior during the last presidential campaign, her total disrespect of President Obama, her attempts to incite the Tea Party participants to anger shows she lacks intelligence, class, leadership and speaking abilities. She may be the darling of the far right but others see her quite differently. With the many competent and capable Republican women on the nation's stage, I can only wonder about the people who suppor Palin and see her as a national leader? Amazing....

    July 30, 2010 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  9. Alaskan

    Wow, a president from 10 years ago has more "fans" than this dummy. And many of Sarah's "fans" are people who hate her and just want to comment about how much they dislike her, from the look of her Wall.

    July 30, 2010 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  10. Micky

    Go Sarah, we love you!!

    July 30, 2010 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  11. RDE

    How many fans are Moose?

    July 30, 2010 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  12. bobcat1a

    So...2 million out of 500 million...that would be like 0.4%. Sounds like a real groundswell of love...

    July 30, 2010 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  13. Micky

    Roll, baby, Roll! Next President enter stage left.

    July 30, 2010 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  14. TN

    P.T. Barnum was right!

    July 30, 2010 12:28 am at 12:28 am |

    Good news for Democrats !

    July 30, 2010 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  16. Larry

    LOL. Palin puts stupidity in the 4th dimension.

    July 30, 2010 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  17. Leah

    So what's the big deal about only two million?

    Obama has over ELEVEN MILLION followers on FaceBook. Does CNN do a story every time Obama adds another million?

    July 30, 2010 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  18. Belteshazzar

    Heh, "with friends like her, who needs..."

    July 30, 2010 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  19. philly

    Congrats Sarah Palin

    July 30, 2010 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  20. Kevinmpg

    Good for her, maybe some day she'll catch up with Barack Obama's 11.6 million Facebook fans.

    July 30, 2010 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  21. Anonymous

    She is the most annoying person I have ever encountered in my life!

    July 30, 2010 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
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