September 30th, 2010
08:47 AM ET
12 years ago

Palin to team up with Steele at RNC rallies

Washington (CNN) - Sarah Palin will join forces with Michael Steele and the Republican National Committee next month to hold a pair of fundraising rallies, according to multiple Republican sources.

The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee will team up with the RNC chairman at an event in Anaheim, California, on October 16 and in Orlando, Florida, on October 23.

According to a copy of the invitation acquired by CNN, contributions for the events range from $25 per person to attend one of the rallies to $30,400 per couple for a private meeting and reception with Palin and party leaders.

The Republicans' plans were first reported by Politico.

In August, in what was considered a surprising move at the time, Palin attached her name to a letter and survey that was mailed to RNC donors soliciting contributions for the committee's Victory 2010 program, a nationwide get-out-the-vote effort.

With a reputation as a political outsider, Palin's move was partially seen as an effort to mend fences with GOP insiders as she ponders a possible 2012 presidential bid.

Since returning to Alaska after the 2008 campaign, Palin's relationship with the Washington-based GOP committees has been notoriously frayed. She 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.

Filed under: 2010 • Michael Steele • RNC • Sarah Palin
soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. T'SAH from Virginia

    And the PA'IN in the Neck continues to show her face everywhere to make a quick BUCK!!! Have you notice the BOTOX scars lately – it's beginning to show on these close ups!!!?? Keep it up and you will be CRYING out of each hole when you LOSE in 2012 – if you decide to RUN!!!

    Ho, hum – so what and who cares!!!!

    T'SAH from Virginia approves this message!!

    September 30, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  2. Mack

    ..... And how much of the event contribution is Palin demanding?
    I am sure that Piper will be with $arah in Anaheim and Orlando? Does that child EVER go to school?

    September 30, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
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