Tuesday, October 12, 2010
SarahPAC is alive, well, and thriving. The last quarter was their best one yet, which speaks to the support Governor Palin has garnered from Americans who believe in her message of common sense conservatism and her focus on the soon coming mid-term elections. It also speaks to the fact that, contradicting what her adversaries predicted, her impact is not slowing down but accelerating.
The Washington Post reports:
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin raised more than $1.2 million for her political action committee during the last quarter, giving $93,500 to conservative candidates and causes ahead of the looming midterm elections in which she's played a major role.Read the full article here.
The financial disclosure, filed Tuesday by her SarahPAC, shows the 2008 vice presidential candidate and potential 2012 presidential contender spent a total of about $1 million during that time. Much of it - more than $255,000 - went to consultants in areas including coalitions, media, international affairs and finance.
Palin, who has said repeatedly that her immediate focus is on the midterm elections and on helping elect candidates she considers "commonsense conservatives," gave money to 15 candidates, including $10,000 to U.S. Senate hopefuls Christine O'Donnell of Delaware and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.
Her fundraising exceeds that from the previous reporting period, which covered April through June. Then, Palin reported raising about $865,800 and giving at least $87,500 to candidates.
Palin's report shows she ended the period Sept. 30 with nearly $1.3 million on hand. Crawford said it's up to Palin how much of that she plans to tap before the election. "It's there for what she wants," he said.
Lest one fails to understand the weight of SarahPAC's numbers, Ian Lazaran points out:
Three-quarters of the way through the 2009-2010 cycle, SarahPAC, Governor Palin's PAC has now raised more money than Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama did for their PACs through the entire 2005-2006 cycle.Interesting indeed...
SarahPAC has raised over $4.6 million, with one quarter left in the 2009-2010 cycle. For the entire 2005-2006 cycle, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama raised $2.5 million and $4.2 million, respectively, for their PACs. So Palin is outpacing the two most prominent Democrats from the past election cycle in terms of the amount they were able to raise for their respective PACs.
Read the rest here.
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