Palin's PAC Chalks Up $1.4M

Besides book, PAC bucks go to law firm, like-minded candidates
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Feb 2, 2010 3:40 AM CST
Sarah Palin gestures during her resignation speech as governor in Fairbanks, Alaska.   (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
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(Newser) – The $63,000 that went to buy up Sarah Palin's book was part of $1.4 million raised by her political action committee in the second half of 2009, documents show. Most of that was raised after Palin resigned as governor of Alaska. Another $65,000 was paid to an Anchorage law firm that includes the attorney who represented Palin against ethics complaints when she was governor, according to the year-end Federal Elections Commission filing.

Some $35,000 in PAC donations were also made to Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley, Rand Paul's Kentucky Senate campaign, and Alaskans for Parental Rights, a group backing an initiative that would require parental consent for minors' abortions, reports the AP. Palin's PAC ended the year with some $900,000 in cash.

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