Palin PAC spent little on candidates in first quarter
Sarah Palin's says she's planning an aggressive fundraising push for her political action committee -- but this quarter they spent more on staff and expenses than actual candidates. SarahPAC raised $400,000 and spent $409,000. National Journal reports on some of the spending:
The filings show Palin's political wing, Sarah PAC, paid a FL-based airplane service company $14K to de-ice a private jet. The PAC spent more than $16K -- twice as much as it donated to individual candidates -- on hotels from New Orleans to New York City to Richland, WA.
And it's good to work on Palin's behalf. Consultants for the PAC made more than $233K through their contracts, the report shows. Ex-spokeswoman Meg Stapleton, who left the PAC last month, had a $10K per month contract. Randy Scheunemann, one of Palin's top advisors during the WH'08 campaign, also makes $10K a month; during the last 3 months, Jason Recher, another aide on the '08 campaign, made $50K.
Palin spent $9,500 on donations to candidates and $31,000 on a direct mail fundraising campaign. "We had a large chunk of upfront costs that we had not realized any benefits from" by the end of the reporting period, the PAC treasurer told Politico.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, meanwhile, raised $1.5 million for his PAC this quarter. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty brought in $556,000.
April 14, 2010; 5:20 PM ET
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