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Kansas City, Missouri (CNN) - In a surprising move given her reputation as a political outsider, Sarah Palin is helping the Republican National Committee raise money ahead of November's elections.
Palin has attached her name to a letter and survey being mailed to RNC donors soliciting contributions for the committee's Victory 2010 program, a nationwide get-out-the-vote effort.
"Millions of Americans are expressing their frustration with the state of our government. I join them and seek to return our country to greatness," reads the letter, obtained by CNN Friday.
"To accomplish this, working within our two party system, I join the RNC - the political home for "Commonsense Conservatives" who want to re-take governance - and I ask you to join me," the former Republican vice presidential nominee's letter continues. "Let's bring our new brand of Reagan conservatism to our party and the country!"
Having the Palin stamp of approval may help the RNC recover some of its standing among conservatives who have been troubled by chairman Michael Steele's handling of the committee. And her unquestioned star power is certain to help the RNC in its ambitious quest to raise a total of $107 million in 2010.
But her helping hand could be seen as an effort to mend fences with party insiders as she ponders a possible presidential bid in 2012.
Since returning to Alaska after the 2008 presidential campaign, her relationship with the Washington-based GOP committees has been notoriously frayed.
Palin irked GOP officials in Washington in March 2009 by committing to, and then backing out of, a joint fundraising dinner for the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee.
In March of this year, she asked the RNC to remove her name from an invitation to a party fundraiser in New Orleans that listed her as one of several invited guests.
Read the full RNC fundraising letter:
Millions of Americans are expressing their frustration with the state of our government. I join them and seek to return our country to greatness. To accomplish this, working within our two party system, I join the RNC – the political home for "Commonsense Conservatives" who want to re-take governance – and I ask you to join me. Let's bring our new brand of Reagan conservatism to our party and the country!
And we must work together because Washington is broken, and we need to clean house.
If you think that America can afford two more years of Obama/Pelosi/Reid with total control then stop reading now.
But, if you are ready to take back our country for free markets and limited government, then join me today by contributing to Victory 2010.
Please help today to stop America from going over the cliff with reckless, unsustainable debt and know that your gift makes a triple impact by helping to elect conservative Members of the House and Senate as well as a majority of new Republican Governors in up to 37 states.
A rare window of opportunity to take back our country is before us, but nothing will get fixed if good Americans stay on the sidelines in xstatex or think others will step up to the plate in your place.
If you are tired of the irresponsible and anti-free market agenda of Nancy Pelosi and you want to take the gavel away from her by winning 39 seats in the U.S. House …
…If you want to stop Harry Reid's ability to ram through dangerous big government legislation and help elect at least 10 new conservative Senators to win a Republican Majority …
… And if you agree the 37 Governor's races are the hope for our Party's future to develop a new crop of conservative executives and turn crucial blue states red this year….
… Then I ask you to make an investment of 25 cents in every one of the 435 House, 36 Senate, and 37 Governor's races for a total of $127 to help provide our candidates with the resources they need to win in November..
Of course, whatever you send is greatly appreciated.
None of us can clean up Washington on our own. But, together we can unite millions of American's who share your values.
The American Dream is in danger like never before. I've been criss-crossing the nation for the last year and a half, and I know that by using Victory 2010 to pull together and organize our efforts we can win in November!
This is the most pivotal election of our lifetimes and we cannot afford to have Americans like you on the sidelines. If that happens, we will surely lose.
This economy is heading dangerously in the wrong direction towards insolvency. We all know America can't go on running deficits like this.
What we must do is obvious to those who live in the real world:
>> Washington must tighten its belt and spend less than it takes in.
>> The private sector must be unleashed to create jobs for the world's best workers.
You and I both know that with two more years of control in Washington, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid will lead America into a debt crisis like the financial mess we see unfolding in Greece.
Unless we stop them.
The power of this nation rests in the hands of everyday Americans like you.
So, can we count on your help?
Victory 2010 is the Republican National Committee's state by state campaign effort to elect GOP candidates at all levels of the ballot. It's the only national Republican Party organization charged with this duty.
Your single gift of 25 cents for the each of the 435 House, 36 Senate, and 37 Governor's races for a total of $127 will take the gavels away from Pelosi and Reid and help elect strong conservatives who believe in smaller government, lower taxes, and fiscal responsibility.
A kick-off investment of $25.50 (5 cents per race), $50.80 (10 cents per race), $101.60 (20 cents per race) or $127 (25 cents per race) in Victory 2010 will fund targeted TV and radio ads, mailings, internet outreach to voters across America, and get "boots on the ground" in every state to help get out the vote.
If giving through the web is more convenient, please go to http://www.GOP.com/Victory2010 .
If we are to stop the Democrats' march to the left – and halt President Obama's big government/anti-free market agenda – Victory 2010 needs your help.
Please join me in working to make a difference for our great nation and keep the American dream alive for generations to come.