Skip to comments.Palin's PAC rakes in $1.6M by end of June
Posted on 07/14/2011 1:59:56 PM PDT by unseen1
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's (R) political action committee, Sarah PAC, raised almost $1.6 million the first six months of this year, it will report in Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings.
Sarah PAC has just over $1.4 million in in the bank at the end of June after having spent about $1.6 million about as much as it raised between January and June.
The first six months of this year saw a revamped political operation for Palin, who relaunched Sarah PAC's website this spring and embarked on a national bus tour sponsored by the PAC. That tour, along with some of the former vice presidential nominee's moves in primary states, has stoked speculation that she might run for president.
The money raised by Sarah PAC can't be used toward a presidential run, but the haul reflects the extent of Palin's latent support that could be converted into support for a White House bid.
"We at Sarah PAC are very pleased and grateful for the tremendous support that Governor Palin receives from everywhere across our country," said the PAC's treasurer, Tim Crawford. "Sarah PAC more than doubled the amount we raised as compared to the same time period in 2009. We received more that 36,700 contributions from over 24,000 contributors."
Donations averaged under $50 per person.
Among the PAC's expenditures were $65,000 in contributions to candidates and an $18,700 donation to the Young America's Foundation, an organization for young conservatives.
Most of Palin's political contributions came at the end of June, one day before the semi-annual filing deadline.
Thirteen incumbent Republicans or GOP candidates received $5,000 each from Palin's PAC.
Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) both received donations, as did Reps. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), Rep. Francisco Canseco (R-Texas), Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), Allen West (R-Fla.), Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), Martha Roby (R-Ala.), Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.), Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), Ann Marie Buerkle (R-N.Y.) and Mike Coffman (R-Colo.).
They ain’t seen nothing yet. Wait until she announces — the figures will be astronomical!
I have $1000 with her name on it!
The left recognizes Palin's power and that it comes, not simply from her rhetoric or good looks but from Palin's connection with the people. What they don't know how to deal with is her honesty and integrity, two attributes foreign to just about all Democrat politicians, from Obama on down. The left assumed that the Alaska governors office e-mails would be a treasure trove of embarrassing revelations that would finally sink Sarah Palin, once and for all. Instead, they served to demonstrate a hard-working governor that was not involved in shady deals or fits of egomania, as the leftmedia so hoped. This is the kind of thing that confounds the left when it comes to Sarah Palin. She is authentic and all the bitter diatribes and nasty ridicule aimed at Palin has basically come to nothing. As a Palin supporter, it's good to know that her campaign chest is nice and full with lots more waiting if and when she announces her candidacy. I can hardly wait!
We the People are speaking. that is some serious grassroots. 24,000 ordinary people giving and avg of $50.00 As enabled Gov Palin to stay away from the special interests. This is how we get our government back.
Let me ask a question — if I understand how PACs work, the donations to the PAC can’t be used for the person’s election costs, but rather the PAC’s stated intent.
Won’t the PAC pull from Gov. Palin’s election (assuming she runs) funds?
I don’t think she gets the prefunded presidential money until she is a confirmed candidate...
A family excursion, to be accurate. She had no (ethical) business siphoning dollars from the Politcal Action Comm. to pay for what she described as a non-political, non-campaign trip.
Note to Drones: I've donated 10X the avg to the PAC so spare me from your imbecilic comments.
$18,700 donation to the Young America's Foundation
Now this is wlecome news. No better org than YAF.
1.6 mil for someone who even hasn’t announced yet...
last year, I set aside $5600 with the idea of donating to a Palin presidential campaign. All she has to do is announce or endorse and the first $2300 will be on the way.
Voter education initiate...
Indeed. We the PEAple do not need either the permission or the blessings of the GOP.
I don’t have the code in front of me, but I’ve set up pac-like groups for others and I seem to remember something in there that allows educational purposes as well. Since that is how she framed her tour, and because everyone got quite an education from it, I’d say its well within both the letter and the spirit of the law.
Sarah is not a presidential candidate so why compare her fund raising to candidates?
Interesting... thanks for the info!
LOL....Mitt raised $1.8 for his PAC before he announced, timmy raised 120,000 Bachmann only $500,000.
Palin’s numbers are just about where mitt’s were before he announced and 4 times hifger than Bachmann’s
your PDS is showing. and none of them had 24,000 people giving.....