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Sarah Palin´s PAC funds
consultants but few candidates

USA Today, by Fredreka Schouten

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Posted By:MissMolly, 7/31/2013 2:25:33 PM

WASHINGTON — Sarah Palin´s leadership PAC spent nearly $500,000 during the first six months of the year, and made just one donation to a political candidate, new campaign filings show. Much of Sarah PAC´s money went to operating expenses, including more than $217,000 paid to consultants and more than $124,000 on postage and mailings. More than $48,000 covered airfare and other travel expenses. Palin, the GOP´s 2008 vice presidential nominee and former Alaska governor, recently said she has "considered" mounting a Senate challenge next year to Alaska´s Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, one of his party´s most vulnerable incumbents.

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Sarah Palin is getting a lot of press suddenly.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: cmardh, 7/31/2013 2:36:31 PM     (No. 9451592)

Perhaps this bird dog reporter could run down a list of Obama´s PAC? Or maybe his grades.......I could go on and on

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 7/31/2013 2:36:37 PM     (No. 9451594)

Yes, OP... time for the LeftMedia to begin their smear campaign anew.

Will USAToday (sic) and Fredreka also provide scrutiny of HillPac? And for that matter, why haven´t they before?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 7/31/2013 2:59:20 PM     (No. 9451629)

I would lay odds that Fredreka has a lot in common with the rest of the Saracuda haters in the looks department.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 7/31/2013 3:01:38 PM     (No. 9451633)

It´s a little early in the cycle. I´d bet most PACs have made few donations.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: janylou, 7/31/2013 3:03:46 PM     (No. 9451637)

She does a lot of personal appearances for candidates she endorses. I doubt they take that into consideration.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 7/31/2013 3:03:57 PM     (No. 9451638)

$36,000 per month for "consultants"? That´s fairly tall cotton, isn´t it?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 7/31/2013 3:06:32 PM     (No. 9451644)

Many candidates have yet to declare they are running, so how can she distribute money to them if they are not officially candidates? This is the first 6 months after the presidential election.

Methinks they are afraid of Sarah Palih.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: pepperblue, 7/31/2013 3:13:55 PM     (No. 9451657)

Fine by me -- we need many more "right" thinking consultants telling candidates how to run their elections. I´m sure every consultant paid does not drink from the McCain Kool-Aid.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kahunavol, 7/31/2013 3:27:32 PM     (No. 9451677)

The Romney campaign spent $9 million on consultants in June 2012 while the Obama campaign spent only $1.5 million in the same month, so Sarah PAC´s isn´t exactly tall cotton. Also, I notice her candidate actually won.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 7/31/2013 3:35:13 PM     (No. 9451685)

#6, care to tell us how much Huma Weiner was paid while employed by Hilliary! ?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: enuf8, 7/31/2013 3:36:06 PM     (No. 9451688)

The ´Tall Cotton" poster most likely didn´t contribute to SarahPac; so, at this time, "What Difference Does It Make" (PIAPS-2013).

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 7/31/2013 3:48:10 PM     (No. 9451707)

And so it begins...er...continues. Ignore these a**clowns, Sarah, and let us give them the raspberry for you.

For example, #6 here, who unerringly focuses on the most important datum in the "snarkarticle." It shows how much he cares for you.

Once again, folks, lest we forget, hearken unto Sarah:

"How sad that Washington and the media will never understand; it’s about country," --- Sarah Palin

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 7/31/2013 4:26:31 PM     (No. 9451754)

Thank you, USA Today, for letting me know the PAC picked up the bill for SUV rentals. I’ve been quite concerned about that for several months. I greatly appreciate your herculean efforts in making public this critical information. You people are the be-all end-all of investigative reporting. Finally, I can stop tossing and turning.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: Vastrightwingconspirator, 7/31/2013 4:30:38 PM     (No. 9451758)

The same posters on here obsessed with their Palin envy. Get over it: Romney was a loser and Sarah warned you that he was.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: RightShoe, 7/31/2013 4:40:22 PM     (No. 9451771)

Supporting candidates?

Right now, I´m not sure she is confident which party she will be supporting.

Neither am I.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: StuartL, 7/31/2013 4:44:03 PM     (No. 9451780)

A few numbers for the snark-blinded: Competent political consultants don´t come cheap. $300/hour isn´t uncommon, and at that rate $36k/month nets out to a whopping 4 hours/day. Even at a bargain-basement fee of $150/hour, that´s still exactly one full-time-equivalent ((oops! Obsolete term, my bad!!)) position.

Ask Body Woman Abedin who paid, and how much, for that yellow ostrich-leather tote bag she lugs around.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: StuartL, 7/31/2013 4:50:09 PM     (No. 9451789)

As for the Romney-Obama delta, who needs consultants when you own the media and the voting machines? A well-squoze nickel says the Won´s "consultant" budget was just one more cut-out for cash gushing into the imperial slush fund.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/31/2013 5:13:11 PM     (No. 9451822)

I have to say, the funniest item on the disclosure was a reimbursement to Todd Palin for the $325.62 he spent on gifts and gift bags (and shipping the gift bags) for the graduating class SP spoke to earlier this summer. Geez, couldn´t they have gone a little more upscale if Sarahpac was footing the bill? Like Target?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: richwill, 7/31/2013 5:42:40 PM     (No. 9451868)

There were a small number of graduates at Republic, WA.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/31/2013 5:57:37 PM     (No. 9451881)

"Romney was a loser and Sarah warned you that he was."

Yes, I remember Mrs. Palin´s opinion, widely and loudly broadcast, of the GOP nominee, Mitt Romney. I assume she is gratified by the election result.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 7/31/2013 6:17:16 PM     (No. 9451904)

If Sarah Palin called Mitt Romney a loser, I don´t remember it.

I do remember Phyllis Schlafly calling Mitt Romney and John McCain losers.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 7/31/2013 6:38:09 PM     (No. 9451933)

Just think:

1. with the giant piles of money Romney had,

2. with the annointment from Barbara Bush, practically endorsements from Jimmy Carter (youtube), Al Gore (youtube), and George Soros (youtube) ("There is really no difference between Obama and Romney" meaning he would be okay with a Romney presidency) Red Flags, people!

3. the 100% backing of the huge do-nothing Republican establishment machine,

4. political and business connections galore and learning all about the game at his father´s knee,

5. the Leftist media´s pretend approval of Romney as the candidate least offensive to them but only up until he was the actual nominee, just as they did with McCain, (RINOs love getting the Left´s stamp of approval to help them decide on a nominee ("Oh, we´d be okay with Romney because he´s not so right-wing! He´s a moderate Republican!!!" and then the media predictably go on attack mode to destroy our nominee and give favorable press to their own, does this really have to be explained to the stupid GOP? Hello!!! Wake up!!),

6. and lastly, with the ultra-charming persuasion tactics of the militant Palin bashers, who are apparently on call 24 hours a day!

Romney still couldn´t pull it off.

If the Palin bashers attacked the other side as much as they have Governor Palin, we wouldn´t have two terms of Obama to contend with.


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Reply 23 - Posted by: sherlock, 7/31/2013 6:42:41 PM     (No. 9451940)

Yep, I remember some on here stating over and over, that Mitt Romney was the "Only" one who could beat the Fake Won...oops..thats also, the same thing these ´same´ people, said about John McCain and I`m sure we`ll hear the drum beating-over-and-over- for the Jackie Gleason look-a-like Chris Christie. BTW, I much prefer Gleason.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: plumnellie, 7/31/2013 8:13:32 PM     (No. 9452083)

Please give proof that Palin called Romney a loser. I thought I paid attention to what she says and does but this is a new one to me. If you make the claim please give the source. If she did say Romney was a loser she was correct..obviously. Anyone who thinks Romney won raise your hand. There are three or maybe four posters who can´t help hating on Palin. I would hate to be such a slave to dark feelings toward a Christian man or woman. Actually, if we are Believers and are children of God we are charged to love each other..not hate as a few posters do.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Mainely Steve, 7/31/2013 8:14:22 PM     (No. 9452085)

That money was donated for Sarah Palin to use as she needs. So, that makes it none of your business!!!


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Reply 26 - Posted by: Vastrightwingconspirator, 8/1/2013 12:12:14 AM     (No. 9452357)

#25: she said it a milllion ways to Sunday. I used the "loser" term myself, but it´s basically the same thing she was saying the whole campaign. I´d provide a link, but I don´t think it´s allowed. If someone were to "Google" Palin doesn´t think Romney is conservative enough, you´ll get a hundred different links of her explaining it.

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