August 6th, 2010
05:54 PM ET
12 years ago

Palin helping RNC raise money

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sarah Palin is helping the RNC raise funds."]

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:

Dear X,

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 .
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.


Sarah Palin

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soundoff (39 Responses)
  1. Chris

    How is this a surprise move? she's a republican...

    August 6, 2010 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  2. Rickster

    half term half wit loser helping gop raise cash, film at 11.

    August 6, 2010 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  3. EBC

    How many times do Republicans need to be reminded that Sarah Palin does NOT have the midas touch. When it comes down to the reality of the party of NO, Sarah Palin can not save them from themselves. She's a cancer that will spread within the RNC quickly.

    Republicans are clearly DESPERATE in their attempts of using TOXIC SARAH. Her political endorsements have gone sour resulting in candidates losing.

    I guess the Republicans just continue to ignore the LOUD VOICES of the American people. They just continue to turn a deaf ears on their own FAILED POLICIES and TAX BREAKS FOR THE RICH, RICH, RICH and RICHER!!!

    August 6, 2010 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  4. Sammy

    Go Sarah are way more intelligent than this bunch. After all they do get their news from Saturday night live and yet she is more qualified and has more common sense than our book smart campaigner in chief who doesn't have an ounce of common sense destroying this country.

    Let the Palin bashing begin.....CNN just loves you!

    August 6, 2010 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  5. vic

    Its time for republicans step up say No to Palin

    She has to give my party back . republican party lead by great and smart people

    August 6, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  6. carlos

    if she is behind this, how much is the rnc paying her, she does not do anything for free......what a charlatan, and the rnc what a bunch of idiots........

    August 6, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  7. Mike Honcho

    Well though I think she is unqualified for any public office, I still think she is HOT!!!!!

    August 6, 2010 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  8. rdepontb

    Okay, CNN, you have told us already that she would LOVE the Steele's job. So what's the news here, anyway? You guys need to support your excellent on-air folks a whole lot better than this. Very sad for the blogging team over at!

    August 6, 2010 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |

    The key part of the story is "a letter that Palin attached her name to". It's obvious in reading it that Half Gov Palin had absolutely no part in writing, mainly because it had actual sentences. So the RNC talked (or had to pay is more like it) her into adding her name to the work of someone else, something we've seen time and time again from this airhead. The only things we are almost sure that she writes herself are the notes on her hand.

    Vote NO in NOvember to the party of NO.

    August 6, 2010 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  10. mikejpss

    I LOVE Mrs Palin. Who else can get the Dems in such an uproar as fast as she?
    They hate her b/c she is pretty,smart, has a handsome husband, is a good mother, likes guns ( and can take home venison) can cook, is rich, is younger looking than most Dem females the same age,has experience of actually running something like a state government.You know, I could list 100 more things, but that'll keep you guys in a flurry for 3 or 4 hours. cheers.

    August 6, 2010 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  11. Eric

    Why is this "a surprising move?" Palin is the ultimate insider; an opportunist who leveraged her spotlight as a the 2008 VP nominee to rake in the $$ and create a power base that could not be ignored by the RNC establishment.

    August 6, 2010 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  12. Peter s


    August 6, 2010 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  13. OldFolks, Tx

    Three thoughts:
    1. Hamby did not mention in his "Steele touts..." article that this idiot
    actually said "Pelosi will sit at the back of the bus". Why was this
    omitted and who is the racist?
    2. "Palin" helps RNC raise money, and you should have added
    So does CNN. Have you registered with the Election people that you
    are officially a Republican hoar?
    3. You are no longer worthy of my time.

    August 6, 2010 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  14. Ted

    Sarah, the American dream was trashed by Bush and his two stupid enormous deficit causing wars, his stupid deregulation and lack of oversight of the banking industry, his taking a huge surplus handed to him by Clinton and turning it in to a raging deficit, his ignorance of diplomacy which turned the world against the US.

    Obama is trying to change all that, but the Grand Obstructionist Party only wants more tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. The GOP is against the unemployed, the uninsured, the tax burdened.

    Sarah, your 15 minutes of fame were over two years ago. Give it up.

    August 6, 2010 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  15. Arlene, Illinois

    Is this the same Sarah Palin who quit her day job in Alaska?

    August 6, 2010 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  16. Four and The Door

    Satah Palin's message is consistent, clear and honest. Every day's news of new unemployment woes and growing deficits and debt support the ideas she has been presenting for over 2 years. The Obama administration's approach for improving the economy has been completely ineffective. This is exactly why yesterday he canned his Chief Economic Advisor Christina Romer. She was the main force behind the Economic Stimulus Bill and the results have been abysmal.

    August 6, 2010 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  17. Jacob

    oh, she's a maverick and an outsider!
    oh, and a celebrity! just like all of the "celebrity Obama" digs she made on the campaign trail. she really is disgusting! a sell out. and a real piece of trash. all of you Palin supporters must really feel like idiots now!

    August 6, 2010 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  18. carlos

    repugnants are APATHETIC, vote them in and the middle class in this country will be completely destroyed by the foolishly and impractical Games Over Patriotism party, that is the gobp for you, imagine having rand paul,sharron angle, tancredo, and the whole bunch of PHARISAICALS representing you ..........what a disgrace this country will become, and remember what did they do in 8 years?????? f,,,d us up, the middle class, without regard to children, seniors, the sick and the unemployed and our HEROES, the men and women in uniform.

    AMERICAN WORKER, MIDDLE CLASS if you care for this great land, reject the lies and unpatriotic actions of the TRAITOR repugnants and conservatards.

    August 6, 2010 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  19. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    If we could get out of the republican wars, that would be a good first step in government spending less.

    August 6, 2010 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  20. Chuck Anahim, Ca

    But I thought she was a teabagger, make up your mind ms palin. Oh, thats right, you don't have a mind to make up. Sorry.

    August 6, 2010 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  21. NVa Native

    Yucky, yucky, yucky ..... I wish she would put some effort toward some personal changey thingey.

    August 6, 2010 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  22. malabar

    The Palinator!

    August 6, 2010 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  23. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    Sarah expects Americans to go for the GOP and their support of big corporations by pushing no regulations for the financial industry, the health insurance industry, and big oil. In case the Alaska Airhead forgot, unfunded tax cuts, unnecessary wars, unfunded drug programs, and bank bailouts by the GOP got us into this debt mess.

    August 6, 2010 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  24. Cynthia - Arkansas

    This women will say ANYTHING for money. I feel sorry for anyone who actually tries to listen to her and make any sense out of anything she says. Read back verbatim what she says. It will make you scratch your head. It doesn't say anything!

    August 6, 2010 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  25. Keith in Austin

    It will be amusing reading the Liberal elitist comments on this! Meanwhile Mickey Obozo is vacationing in the lap of luxury in her taxpayer paid 40-room Spanish resort while 1-10 Americans are out of work!

    Democraps need people like Sarah Palin raising money for them because their unsuccessful re-election costs will be staggering!

    August 6, 2010 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
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