Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who is spending the summer weighing a presidential run, announced her political action committee raised about $1.7 million during the first half of 2011, leaving her with $1.4 million in the bank.The full story is HERE.
Ms. Palin’s money haul is not in the same ballpark as some major Republican presidential candidates; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney raised $18.25 million in the second quarter, and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty raised $4.2 million in the same three-month stretch.
But Ms. Palin has more than enough money to travel the country as she gauges support for a run. Last month, Ms. Palin caused a media sensation when she launched a short bus tour up the East Coast, a trip she can pay for with her PAC.
According to one report That bust trip wasn't cheap.
According to a list of itemized expenditures filed by SarahPAC to the Federal Elections Committee and published Thursday, Palin’s committee spent nearly $14,000 on the “bus wrap” that festooned the family’s tour bus with images of the Liberty Bell, Constitution and American flag. The committee spent $10,000 on “logistical trip consulting,” $3,600 to the bus driver and at least $7,000 on lodging
But the total for the trip is likely much more, because many bills came in after the June 30 filing deadline, Sarah PAC treasurer Tim Crawford said in an interviewThe full story is HERE.
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