Tags: sarahPAC | GOP | donations

Palin's SarahPAC Doles Out Cash to Bachmann, GOP Candidates

Wednesday, 02 Sep 2009 08:12 AM

By Rick Pedraza

Sarah Palin’s political action committee, SarahPAC, released a statement Monday that it is supporting several prominent Republican conservatives, including Michele Bachman political contributions that now gives the organization new status with the Federal Elections Commission.

SarahPAC is now a multi-candidate political action committee, and its list is growing. By surpassing the FEC’s five-candidate contribution minimum, SarahPAC now operates under a different set of rules that will allow it to contribute larger amounts to candidates.

The list of conservative members of Congress already receiving SarahPAC contributions includes:

  • Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota

  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina

  • Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah

  • Sen. John McCain of Arizona

  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee

  • Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell

    A spokeswoman for SarahPAC confirmed that Palin, the former governor of Alaska and running mate to McCain, donated $1,000 to each of the sitting Republicans, as well as $2,500 to Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Bob McDonnell, CNN reports. With its new federal election law multi-candidate PAC status, SarahPAC can now contribute up to $10,000 to a candidate per cycle.

    Palin, the GOP’s 2008 vice presidential nominee, has said she left office early as governor of Alaska to focus on other candidates in order to advance the conservative agenda. She is currently working on a book and, according to her father, is “steering clear of the media spotlight.”

    Palin’s Facebook community, which she uses to keep in touch with supporters, consists of more than 800,000 followers and brought in $733,000 in the first six months of the year.

  • © 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

    Around the Web
    Join the Newsmax Community
    Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
    >> Register to share your comments with the community.
    >> Login if you are already a member.
    blog comments powered by Disqus
    Zip Code:
    Privacy: We never share your email.
    Hot Topics
    Follow Newsmax
    Like us
    on Facebook
    Follow us
    on Twitter
    Add us
    on Google Plus
    Around the Web
    Top Stories
    You May Also Like

    Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

    Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

    Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

    Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

    Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

     . . .

    Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

    Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

     . . .

    Most Commented

    Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

    America's News Page
    ©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
    All Rights Reserved