Palin's PAC in good financial shape
January 27th, 2011
11:30 AM ET
12 years ago

Palin's PAC in good financial shape

(CNN) – Sarah Palin begins 2011 in solid financial shape, according to her Political Action Committee's most recent financial disclosure report.

Palin's Sarah PAC has just over $1.3 million in the bank and is carrying no debt, according to the filing with the Federal Elections Commission made public Thursday.

The filing also shows Palin raised just short of $280,000 in the last six weeks of the 2010, a number that is, understandably, well off the pace from her performance in the weeks leading up to the midterm elections when she traveled the country on behalf of conservative candidates.

Palin did not donate to any candidates in the weeks after the election, but did receive two never-cashed checks from the campaigns of Reps. Michele Bachmann and Mike Coffman. Both Bachmann and Coffman easily won reelection.

Her PAC's staff could provide springboard for Palin should she choose to run for president. But the filing shows little signs the former Alaska governor is ramping up her operations, still only paying salaries to a handful of people.

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soundoff (51 Responses)
  1. Vicki

    Such a classy, Christian lady!!!!.

    January 27, 2011 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  2. GI Joe

    Who cares – she's been found out. She's AN IDIOT.

    January 27, 2011 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  3. PalmReader

    Let's drop all the pretense, all the snarky attitude, and bring a bit of grown up reality into the conversation: Sorry, Sarah-honey, but America just isn't into you anymore.

    January 27, 2011 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  4. tom

    the " LIP STICK on a PIG TOUR " continues....

    January 27, 2011 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  5. Nurse Lisa

    so she has more cash on hand to help keep her book sales up...

    January 27, 2011 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  6. Video Guy

    How much is Sarah making a month from this PAC money?

    January 27, 2011 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  7. slipthalo

    Well of course it's in good financial shape, she has non-enlightened supporters who donate blindly to her PAC. Raising money is the only thing she's good at.

    January 27, 2011 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  8. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - John "The Weeper of the House" Boehner

    She needs to issue refund checks to all of her donors.

    January 27, 2011 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  9. Mikey

    Please, Palin fans – keep wasting your money on her. That's better than donating to vaible right wing candidates. As far as the other article on Palin, I fully recognize Sarah as an expert on WTF moments. She creates on every other time she opens her mouth. She says we ARE burried under a mountain of debt. Don't I remember a lot of Conservatives arguing that the national debt doesn't matter when Bush was piling up $5T of it? Of course on January 20, 2009, it suddenly changed from being "irrelevant" to the single most important thing. The debt we have piled up for the last 2 years is primarily due to three factors – two wars started by GWB that Prez Obama is trying to get us out of, the reduction in revenues due to the GOP/GWB recession (yes, you will alway own it – might as well do so proudly), and the TARP (GWB) and stimulus (Obama) spending. The only part you can really pin on Obama is the stimulus, upon which reasonable minds can disagree. The rest is the hand he was dealt. If you want to change that, never vote for a Republican for POTUS ever again.

    January 27, 2011 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    her campaign theme song in 2012 will be Wonderful World by Sam Cooke:

    Don't know much about history
    Don't know much biology
    Don't know much about a science book
    Don't know much about the French I took
    But I do know that I love you
    And I know that if you love me too
    What a wonderful world this would be

    Aaaah, narcissistic ignorance worship...what a powerful muse...

    January 27, 2011 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  11. Sheila Drake

    We need intelligent people in political office. What ever Sarah Palin is – one thing is for sure she isn't qualified and our country disrespects nim rods like her.

    January 27, 2011 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  12. Will O'Reilly

    She must have gotten the money from foreign company's

    January 27, 2011 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  13. Fair is Fair

    "If the Republicans were serious, they'd say slap a tariff of 25% on ALL Chinese goods until the Chinese stop artificially devaluating their currency and stop all barriers to U.S. trade IN China."

    A little too late for that, don't you think? I mean the Chinese hold the puse strings now... Obama doesn't eant to make them angry. The time for that was before democratic hero Bill Clinton extended them PERMANENT most-favored nation trade status. But I digress.

    January 27, 2011 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    Yes, financial shape, but mentally? Where's the story about her claiming that the USSR won the space race and her attempt to undermine Obama's "sputnik moment" rhetoric by saying that the Soviet Union's spending on Sputnik is what collapsed them (22 years later). Hint: it was their spending on their military/defense budget and involvement in Afghanistan (SOUND FREEKIN FAMILIAR!?!?!?), not Sputnik and getting the first man into space, which accounted for a tiny portion of it.

    January 27, 2011 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  15. Shannon

    Who cares what this vile woman has in the bank, has she ever done anything for America, has one positive word ever come out of her mouth, has one positive action ever come from her behavior. The answer to both is no, $arah, if the last two weeks hasn't shown you, that America is tired of you, let me make it clear, go back to Alaska, leave us alone, your opinion isn't relevant, you are a half term quitter Governor. Go spend the millions, you conned out of the ignorant, but your 1 5 minutes is up.

    January 27, 2011 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  16. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    In case Sarah Palin is interesting, Rep. Giffords is doing better and hopefully she'll be able to raise money for her constituents.

    January 27, 2011 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  17. Patrick Lewis

    What's with those campaigns giving money to SarahPAC? Isn't that illegal?

    January 27, 2011 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  18. Taking Back America; One Vote At A Time

    CNN The Masters Of Spin
    Palin They Certainly Hate
    But If They Were Smart
    They'd Get A New Start
    Tune To Fox Before It's Too Late

    CNN and the Liberal Media has and continues to spend more treasury and time on their efforts to destroy Sarah Palin than anything else! Of course George Soros has plenty of money.

    January 27, 2011 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  19. Sniffit

    "How comical will it be to see Angle, Palin, Bachmann and the rest of the Looney Tunes on the Right debate "reality"?! "

    Not very. The "news" media will treat them as legitimate, do nothing to debunk their nonsense with readily available facts, evidence and historical record and lend them legitimacy to which they have no discernable right.

    January 27, 2011 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  20. EddyL

    Is this PALIN DAY? There's no political news out there that this moron is not involved with?

    January 27, 2011 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  21. disgusted

    Oh good. I was worried.

    January 27, 2011 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  22. LIP

    With due respect, the WTF statement is getting so much air time and it would seem that a lot of criticism and I wonder if these responding morons could care to comment on Biden's "F" words as long as they are at it.

    January 27, 2011 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  23. obama victim

    W T F...this gal just keeps rolling.....suffer libs, suffer

    January 27, 2011 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  24. Me

    So she does have enough money to buy a clue.

    January 27, 2011 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  25. Marie MD

    Would love to see this imbecile lose all her money pretending to run for president.
    It would get her out of our hair for good and she would have to go back to the trailer park.
    BTW – cnn is going to have a February free of this moronic woman, right?

    January 27, 2011 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
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