Media Matters, CNN Throw Cold Water on Palin’s Fundraising Numbers

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Monday, July 12, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Sarah Palin’s latest FEC numbers are in, and — as with all things Palin-related — it’s big news. As Politico opined in a story last night: “In short, for the first time since the 2008 campaign … Palin is supported by a political operation befitting someone considering a presidential run.”

But Media Matters maintains that the story is pure hype, citing a CNN dispatch that puts things in perspective:

Sarah Palin’s political action committee raised more than $865,000 over the last three months, according to a newly filed report with the Federal Election Commission – the former Alaska governor’s biggest quarterly take since SarahPAC was launched in early 2009.

But the PAC’s fundraising so far this year has been roughly on pace with its 2009 efforts. Palin raised more than $1.2 million since the beginning of this year, about $200,000 less than she raised in the second half of 2009.

Indeed, the Politico story itself admits that Palin is by no means unique in her fundraising efforts. Romney’s “Free and Strong America PAC” raised more than a million dollars in just April and May. Piling on, CNN’s Peter Hamby adds in a tweet:

Palin gets another round of breathless 2012 buzz for doing things she is supposed to do: campaign for candidates, raise money, send out mail

For a complete list of SarahPAC campaign donation recipients, see here.

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MYMY
Comment posted July 12, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

Media is pushing this silly woman beyond her very obvious limits.


monkey99
Comment posted July 12, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

Yes, that's true.

You can thank John McCain for that.


wiseturtle
Comment posted July 12, 2010 @ 11:27 pm

Only pure idiots would give their money to that buffoon.


Laws456
Comment posted July 12, 2010 @ 11:36 pm

I just wish she'd announce that she's running for office so that the other GOP contender/pretenders will have no choice but to expose her as faux political star.


Laws456
Comment posted July 12, 2010 @ 11:37 pm

LOL. For real. In a logical world her PAC would have only made 10 bucks but since we live in a country of id10ts she's able to make millions.


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