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Monday, October 15, 2012

SarahPac spending tops $774,000

From Politico The vice presidential spotlight may now shine exclusively on Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, but that’s not stopping Sarah Palin from playing serious politics in Election 2012’s final stages. Sarah PAC, Palin’s leadership political action committee, spent more than $774,000 during the year’s third quarter after taking in more than $843,500 — the bulk of it from donors who contributed $200 or less, federal records filed Sunday show.

Palin’s PAC spent its cash on a variety of political initiatives, ranging from postage (at least $270,000) and direct mail and contact list rentals ($242,087) to tens of thousands of dollars in various travel expenses, such as agent services, airfare, vehicle rentals and operating and repairing a bus, records indicate. The PAC also incurred $18,000 in speechwriting fees.

The campaigns of 10 political candidates received direct donations from Sarah PAC in the four-figure range. They include Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.); Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a U.S. Senate candidate; Republican Senate candidate Ted Cruz of Texas; and Republican House candidates Mia Love of Utah and Ted Yoho of Florida.

Sarah PAC’s haul from July 1 to Sept. 30 easily outpaced the less-than-$580,000 it raised from April 1 to June 30, according to federal records. It also ended September with more cash on hand — about $1.25 million — than it did during the previous quarter, when it reported about $1.18 million in its account. In addition to operating a PAC, Palin, the GOP’s 2008 vice presidential nominee, has worked as a Fox News contributor and starred in her own reality television show since resigning the governorship of Alaska in 2009. She’s writing a fitness book and frequently weighs in on the current presidential election, as well.

And as recently as Thursday, Palin held open the possibility that she’d one day run for president, telling entertainment program ExtraTV: “I don’t know. I’m not sure what the future holds. Que sera sera.”

 Sarah spent over $774,000 and only donated to 10 candidates? How do you spend that much on postage anyway in the e-mail age? And no Sarah will not be running in 2016, the way she looks now she will be dead by then.


  1. I wonder how her supporters feel about their money going to that grifter's pocket and spends it all on herself and family?

  2. They are too dumb to know

  3. One must exercise caution when analyzing fundraising benchmarks and concomitant return on investment for manifold reasons. Overall, the ubiquitous Cost to Raise a Dollar is a myth, as there is no such standard in the real world of fundraising in all its diversity. One organization might balk at the prospect of allocating more than a dime to raise a dollar, while another may be fortunate to confer 50 cents on that same dollar—and both be ethically run, well-managed organizations. That said, the national average cost to raise a dollar [CTRD] is 20 cents, as is the cost for direct mail renewal.

    SarahPac's direct mail cost per dollar? 61 cents.

  4. SarahPac is financed by a whole bunch of Dopes-On-Ropes. It's mind-boggling that they can't figure out that Sarah is using it as her personal piggy bank.


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