SarahPAC raises $1.2 million in the Last Quarter-Updated!

From the Washington Post:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin raised more than $1.2 million for her political action committee during the last quarter.

The financial disclosure filed Tuesday by her SarahPAC shows she spent about $1 million during that time, much of it for consulting. She also gave money to about 15 candidates, including to U.S. Senate hopefuls Christine O’Donnell of Delaware, Joe Miller of Alaska, Marco Rubio of Florida and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.

Her filing shows she ended the period Sept. 30 with nearly $1.3 million on hand.

You can donate to SarahPAC here.

(H/T AKReport)

UPDATE: The Politico is reporting that this is Governor Palin’s most successful fundraising quarter:

Palin, who has encouraged speculation that she may seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, wasn’t left with much in the way of political infrastructure after the 2008 campaign and her 2009 resignation as governor of Alaska. But SarahPAC’s brisk fundraising, combined with strategic investments that seek to convert her popularity among conservatives into a massive donor base and a network of allied politicians, all would serve Palin well should she decide to seek the 2012 nomination.

Tuesday’s report shows that a good portion of SarahPAC’s $93,500 in donations went to candidates or groups in states that will play a key role in the 2012 primary. It made $10,000 donations to Kelly Ayotte’s Senate campaign in New Hampshire, site of the first-in-the-nation primaries, and to the state GOP in Iowa, where the presidential caucuses will kick off the primary season – and wherePalin spoke last month to party leaders and activists who will play a determinative role in deciding the caucus results.

Also getting big donations were tea party heroes who Palin helped lift to unlikely Senate primary victories, including Christine O’Donnell of Delaware, Joe Miller of Alaska, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Sharron Angle of Nevada, all of whom received $5,000, except for O’Donnell whose campaign received $10,000 and Angle, who got $2,500.

Perhaps more significant for Palin’s own operation was SarahPAC’s substantial investment in fundraising, which has helped her build a base of mostly small donors. The report shows SarahPAC spent $205,000 on direct mail solicitations, $38,000 on internet fundraising and $40,000 on finance consulting.

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