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Is Palin fundraising a path to 2012?

July 13, 2010

sarah_buttonIs 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin  laying the groundwork for a 2012 presidential run?

Some experts reading the tea leaves, or pages from her fundraising reports, think the answer may lie in the numbers.

The former Alaska governor’s political action committee, Sarah PAC, tells the Federal Election Commission it raised more than $865,000 in the last quarter. About half the money came from small donors, people who gave $200 or less.

Sarah PAC raised about $1.3 million in the first half of this year. By this time last year, Palin’s PAC had picked up only $730,000 in contributions.

Republican strategist Ron Bonjean says with that kind of money “all signs point to her (Palin) running for president in 2012.”

Palin’s people aren’t saying anything, but she has not ruled out a White House bid.

Before the campaign finance numbers, the release of Palin’s new “mama grizzlies” video once again fueled speculation that she may indeed be thinking about pursuing a presidential run.

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Photo Credit: REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (“Sarah Palin 2012″ buttons  sold during the “Americans For Prosperity Foundation Summit” in Clarkston, Michigan May 1, 2010.)

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Palin what a joke its sad some ppl take her seriously

Posted by sonomes222 | Report as abusive
 

The thought of Palin being on the 2012 ballot is frightening! Come on America are we all idiots?? I probably cannot even imagine how badly off we’d be today if during the last 18 months Palin had been in office!

Posted by abkisa | Report as abusive
 

She would be a divisive force, far worse than the right screams about Obama. But, a likely loser. Or a quitter!

Posted by Jerboa | Report as abusive
 

People will be clamoring for Bush if Palin wins. Oh I miss that simple dude already…

Posted by bedopear | Report as abusive
 

Don’t know what you’re all worrying about. The Monty Python team write her scripts, she’s proof that God has a sense of humour and four years in the White House might just help her to grow, lose the mental acne and get rid of the dumb barbie doll appearance.

I’m looking forward to her campaign, so I am. God knows, we could do with some levity.

Posted by Hewson | Report as abusive
 

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