Palin PAC Fund Reaches $1M

Gov's resignation sparks $200K in new donations to spread Sarah's word
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2009 1:19 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin's political action committee has received almost $1 million dollars since she created it at the end of January, the Anchorage Daily News reports. The fund—which Palin plans to use to spread her message and campaign for chosen candidates across the country—has received $200,000 in donations since she announced her resignation as Alaska governor.

"We will support candidates who believe in the same conservative values," said a PAC spokeswoman. Larger donations came overwhelmingly from the lower 48, with just 28 of the 709 donors who gave more than $200 coming from Alaska. The committee has so far only made donations to politicians: $5,000 to John McCain, and another $5,000 to Alaska's Republican senator, Lisa Murkowski, who has since heavily criticized Palin's decision to quit.