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.