Sarah Palin's PAC Spent $1.4 million in 2015, But Gave Just $23,500 to Campaigns


On its website, SarahPAC says it is "a federally registered political action committee (PAC) dedicated to building America’s future by supporting fresh ideas and candidates who share our vision for reform and innovation"

But when it comes to the 'supporting candidates' part, SARAH PAC comes up short, giving 45 candidates just $23K in 2015, less than 4 percent of its total expenditures.

Most of the money goes, of course, to consultants, direct mail appeals and fancy hotels for Palin


seatllepi/ap reported:
Ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin launched her political action fund, Sarah PAC, in 2009 with the stated purpose "to help elect principled conservative leaders" across the country.

But the latest Federal Election Commission filing indicates that money raised in small contributions by Sarah PAC is going to consultants, speech-writing services, direct-mail appeals, as well as stays by Palin in fancy hotels.

Sarah PAC raised $950,000 in 2015, spent a total of $1.4 million, and donated just 23,500 to 45 campaigns. It also donated $10,000 to a charity that helps the families of Navy SEALs.

"None of them (donation recipients) were Alaska politicians," reported Alaska Dispatch News.

The pattern was repeated in 2014, when it should have been expected that a former Republican vice presidential nominee would have been pulling out the stops for GOP candidates.

Sarah PAC raised $2.8 million and spent $3.1 million in 2014, but donated just $205,000 to candidates and campaigns.