October 18, 2014 8:12 pm -

Most of the money Sarah Palin’s political action committee has raised has remained unspent. Where money has been spent, it went to, of all people, Sarah Palin. According to Open Secrets:


Out of $1.4 million the PAC had available in the third quarter — $978,000 sitting in the bank at the beginning of the July 1-Sept. 30 period, plus another more than $433,000 raised during that time — SarahPAC managed to donate just $45,000 to fellow Republicans running in the midterms. That’s a little more than 3 percent.

For the two-year 2014 cycle, the former Alaska governor’s PAC, a vehicle that helps her stay in the game amid talk that she may run in the 2016 presidential contest, has raised $2.5 million on top of more than $1.1 million that was in the bank at the start of the cycle. It has spent $2.7 million, with about $150,000 — or 5.5 percent — going to candidates…

What did SarahPAC spend most of its money on, then, in the third quarter? Many of the same consultants she has used all along — for speechwriting, fundraising, logistics and research. There’s even someone paid to consult on “coalitions.” Travel, presumably for Palin, is part of the equation; a PAC like this is useful for keeping a high profile nationally without having to pay those pesky airline and hotel tabs out of personal funds. And the PAC sent $10,885 to HarperCollins — publisher of all three of Palin’s books — for “books for donor fulfillment.” That wasn’t the only book purchase by the committee: A lump sum of $13,000 was listed as being spent for “lodging, SUV rental, books for donors.”[su_csky_ad]


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

47 responses to Money Spent By SarahPAC Went Mostly To Sarah Palin

  1. Winslow Bunny October 18th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    No surprise here – why stop grifting when you can make this kind of money?

    • dave-dr-gonzo October 18th, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      And let’s face it, the Queen of the I-Quitarod is griftacular…

  2. Guy Lauten October 18th, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    when all this crap is finally over and done with, the right-wing nutjobs will be seen for what they really were: a bunch of grifters who figured out a way to keep our seniors in a state of fear so they can suck the bucks out of their pockets. I’m sure Caribou Barbie will be right at the top of the list.

    • BigDan October 19th, 2014 at 12:15 am

      This from the party that took 700 billion out of medicare for Obamacare

      • Shades October 19th, 2014 at 8:03 am

        That’s your response? Seriously?

        • BigDan October 19th, 2014 at 9:52 am

          Yes, a little off topic but as I read some of the other posts I’m not alone.You say seriously to me and not some of these other posts. Please, Please, Please! And yes that is my favorite James Brown performance. The movie was great. See there I go off topic again. BTW, before anybody calls me a troll, I got to this site while following Alan on Twitter.

      • Gindy51 October 19th, 2014 at 8:07 am

        You lie.

        • BigDan October 19th, 2014 at 9:01 am

          No I’m not lying. Before you call me a liar read how all the new medicaid policies are being paid for. Cost my 84 year old blind Mother 540 dollars in the first year in new co-pays. Instead of blindly (no pun intended) following the party line, check it out. It is the truth

      • William October 19th, 2014 at 8:11 am

        “This from the party that took 700 billion out of medicare for Obamaca”
        That from the party that drained social security to recommision world war II battleships.

        • BigDan October 19th, 2014 at 9:34 am

          You and I could go back and forth all day about how both parties misspent OUR money. The 17.5 trillion dollar debt is just the tip of the ice berg. The unfunded federal pensions, unfunded medicare and of course stolen social security. So we’re all getting screwed by both parties. Maybe we should demand better.

  3. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker October 18th, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Please…Please….Please all tea party hillbillies…continue to donate to $arah.
    The world will be a better place when you do..;-)

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  5. StoneyCurtisll October 18th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Is half term Governor Sarah Palin still employed by Fox “news”..
    Or is she living off her PAC?

    • fancypants October 18th, 2014 at 11:05 pm

      it depends witch way the political wind is blowing ? I hear sarah has a bat phone just in case fox news needs her at a moment notice

  6. dave-dr-gonzo October 18th, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Grifter’s gotta grift…

  7. tracey marie October 18th, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I never understood how any person with even the smallest amount of critical thinking skills could believe this woman is anything more then an idiot

    • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker October 18th, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      You’re not alone tracey!

    • jasperjava October 18th, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      None of $arah’s fans have critical thinking skills, obviously, since they wouldn’t be $arah fans if they did.

    • Jones October 19th, 2014 at 1:45 am

      So true.

    • rg9rts October 19th, 2014 at 3:39 am


  8. Budda October 18th, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    A couple of million? That’s all?! Gees, she needs to kick it up a notch or two.

  9. Boehner-Monkey October 18th, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    It puts the lotion in the Sarah Palin basket..,

    • ChrisVosburg October 19th, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      …or it gets the Bristol Slappin’.

  10. FanOfTravel October 18th, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Heard she has plans to move to 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue

    • BigDan October 19th, 2014 at 12:07 am

      Is that in the 57th state?

  11. burqa October 18th, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    A hack’s wack pac lacks sack, backs quacks.

  12. Linda1961 October 19th, 2014 at 12:04 am

    This is good news for the Democrats – millions of dollars that are financing the Brawling Palins’ lavish lifestyle instead of to the campaigns of gopers.

    • neworleans878 October 19th, 2014 at 12:36 am

      It’s all Obama’s fault, dontcha know?

  13. Ty Ellison October 19th, 2014 at 12:37 am

    I’m shocked – SHOCKED, I SAY – that the Palin Grift-O-Matic Machine would keep the funds it raised from its suckers for itself.

  14. KB723 October 19th, 2014 at 1:00 am

    HEY WTF??? I want some FREE Money Too!!!! =)

  15. rg9rts October 19th, 2014 at 3:29 am

    You mean its not her personal piggy bank??

  16. viva_democracy October 19th, 2014 at 3:59 am

    These PAC’s are nothing but a paycheck for most of these clowns. Look at the Tea Party PAC’s & how the people running it are making high six figure saleries & not putting much into campaigns.
    If the people who send money to these PAC’s can’t see the forest through the trees then they deserve the idiots label.

  17. Banned_From_Breitbart October 19th, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Palin is a successful entertainer. The problem is with her fans who believe they are engaged in serious behavior.

  18. allison1050 October 19th, 2014 at 6:10 am

    Sooo, what else is new?

    • Hirightnow October 19th, 2014 at 7:22 am

      I hear tell that the sky is blue….

      • allison1050 October 19th, 2014 at 7:25 am

        lol and thanks! ;o))

        • Hirightnow October 19th, 2014 at 7:31 am


  19. Obewon October 19th, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Step up to the plate Koch bros donors! Drunk Sarah PalinBrawl in 2016~ $970K written on her hand means just $1 billion more to ballot.

  20. William October 19th, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Sarah Palin. Fleecing the rubes since 2008.

  21. Shades October 19th, 2014 at 8:01 am

    In other news, the sun rose in the east.

  22. DeeDEEthree October 19th, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Democrat Chuck Schumer spent his Pac money $38,069 going to New York Yankee games.

    Democrat Nancy Pelosi spent her Pac money $69,364 on Caterers.

    Democrat Steny Hoyer spent his Pac money$167,362 at the Dorado Hotel.

    • OldLefty October 19th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      1) What was the purpose of this money, though?
      Fundraisers? That’s what it’s for.

      2) More reason to get the money out of politics.

    • Obewon October 19th, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      Are you beginning to see why “$0 PAC” President Obama’s Contributions are primarily from Individuals donating $200 or less totaling $540 million+?

  23. mea_mark October 21st, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    You bet … You don’t know though … So really you are just prattling on about things you know nothing about and are just making assumptions to go along with what you want to believe, regardless of what the truth is. OK, I guess that is be expected, that is what trolls do.

    • disqus_lJapfzCIUh October 21st, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      Please do tell…Name one person/candidate endorsed by the Queen who received any campaign funds from her generous bank account of millions donated to the Mrs by the Big Banks…