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Archive for the ‘SarahPAC’ Category

SarahPAC’s direct mail campaign

Posted by joshpainter on May 17, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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SarahPAC, Gov. Sarah Palin’s political action committee, is sending direct mail fund-raising solicitations nation wide. Rachel Weiner states the obvious at Chris Cillizza’s Washington Post blog, “The Fix”. It’s a move that which will no doubt ignite the punditocracy, which has been all about how she’s not going to run in 2012, to reconsider the efficacy of that narrative:

The copy of the letter sent to The Fix came from South Carolina, and SarahPAC Treasurer Tim Crawford said that about 400,000 solicitations were sent out nationwide. While the mailing, which aims to raise contributions for Sarah PAC, says nothing specific about Palin’s own political future the decision to send it will surely raise eyebrows.

“Taking back control of the House last year was only the first step,” Palin writes in the mailer. “Now you and I must fix our eyes on 2012. Our goal is to take back the White House and the Senate.”

Ms. Weiner makes the obviouss observation that if Sarah Palin jumps into the race, it would shake up the field in the aftermath of Mike Huckabee’s announcement Saturday that he will sit out the 2012 contest. No small number of values voters, a critical demographic for 2012 Republican primaries, are now up for grabs. Gov. Palin is still well-regarded by these social conservatives.

SarahPAC is a leadership PAC, an an organization formed to support other candidates. Although a leadership PAC cannot under FEC rules spend fund to directly support the campaign of its sponsor, it may fund travel, administrative expenses, consultants, polling, and other non-campaign expenses. Sarah PAC had $1.3 million on hand at year’s end after raising $3.2 million during the election cycle. The SarahPAC website got a major overhaul last month which allows Palin supporters to more easily interact with the governor.

A PDF copy of the letter is here.

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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SarahPAC Unveils A New Website

Posted by joshpainter on April 18, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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The SarahPAC website has received a long overdue makeover and revealed its attractive new face today. The beauty is more than just skin deep, however, as the new site has much improved functionality and is much more easily navigated.

Here’s the announcement we received via e-mail from Tim Crawford :

Friends,

Today, SarahPAC is excited to announce the launch of our new website! It’s been many months in the making and will allow SarahPAC’s supporters and friends to read Sarah’s latest posts, connect, and see some of the conservative candidates that SarahPAC supports — Palin’s Picks!

Please go to www.sarahpac.com and take a look! Don’t forget to ‘Like’ Sarah on Facebook!

Yours truly,

Tim Crawford
Treasurer, SarahPAC

Let’s see now… Michael Glassner hired as COS in February, a grand slam speech in Madison Saturday and a serious SarahPAC overhaul launched today. We just love it when a plan starts to come together…

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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Gov. Palin to speak in India next month

Posted by joshpainter on February 24, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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Chris Cillizza reports and SarahPAC’s Rebecca Mansour confirms:

Sarah Palin is going to India next month, where she will speak at the annual “India Today Conclave.” Other speakers include India’s prime minister and Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei

Gov. Palin will deliver the keynote address at the final major event of the conclave in New Delhi, a dinner gala Saturday night, March 19. The topic of her speech is “My Vision of America.”

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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An email from SarahPAC’s Tim Crawford

Posted by joshpainter on February 10, 2011

Friends, 

I’m writing today in hopes that you will take just one minute right now to help me plan a special surprise for Governor Sarah Palin in honor of her birthday on Friday by giving a gift to SarahPAC today.

Your gift will be a welcome surprise on Sarah’s birthday, especially in the wake of the increasingly vicious attacks from her enemies on the Left.

For example, Hollywood writer Aaron Sorkin recently wrote a column denouncing Governor Palin as “deranged,” a “witless bully,” and a “phony pioneer girl.”

Talk-show host Oprah Winfrey said “the intelligence of the American public” will keep Sarah from ever being elected President.

And MSNBC’s Chris Matthews called her a “balloon head” on national TV.

Just like Ronald Reagan before her, Governor Palin is despised by the Left because she freely admits her faith in God, is unabashedly proud of America, and fights to limit the long arm of the federal government when it comes to our freedoms and our families.

  • Sarah Palin is proud of America – not ashamed of our greatness.
  • She puts her trust in the U.S. Constitution – not in politicians.
  • She thinks you should get to choose your own doctor, what kind of car you drive, and what kind of light bulbs you’ll use in your house – not government bureaucrats.
  • She’s willing to fight the War on Terror – not surrender it to enemies abroad and Islamic radicals right here on our own soil who hate us.
  • And she understands that cutting taxes and repealing ObamaCare will do more to strengthen our economy than handing out billions in “bail-out” dollars to businesses and people who didn’t earn it.

Frankly, Sarah Palin is a threat to liberals who make their living off of a bloated, out-of-control federal government.

That’s why they attack her. It’s why they call her names. Why they want her to fail.

And it’s why I’m counting on you to give a gift to SarahPAC for Governor Palin today to let her know that you are still standing by her side in the face of these relentless attacks.

Nothing is more important to Sarah right now than making sure SarahPAC has the funds it needs to help elect more common-sense conservatives in 2011, including candidates in critical state races, special elections, and run-offs.

Three crucial governor races alone will make this a key year for conservatives.

Can Sarah count on you to help her elect lawmakers who will obey the U.S. Constitution, not re-write it?

If so, please send your best gift possible to help SarahPAC continue the conservative revolution we started in 2010.

I want you to know how much I appreciate your taking the time to help me honor Governor Palin on her birthday this week. And more importantly, thank you for your patriotism and your willingness to step forward and help her support pro-Constitution candidates now when so much is at stake for our nation!

Yours truly,

Tim Crawford
Treasurer, SarahPAC

 

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Politico makes things up, blames Reno reporter

Posted by joshpainter on February 1, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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Politico has been making things up about Sarah Palin again:

Palin’s putting the safety catch on her references to weapons in the wake of Rep. Giffords’s shooting.

Her speech last night to the Safari Club in Reno was closed press, but thanks to the Reno Gazette-Journal’s David Jacobs putting his ear to a closed door, we’re hearing the former Alaska governor’s new line.

Palin dropped the “reload” phrase from her routine, telling the audience of hunters “don’t retreat, stand tall” — a shift from her now infamous and well-known “don’t retreat, reload” line that played on a loop on cable in the after the Tucson shooting.

In the wake of the tragedy, Palin came under attack for having put Giffords’s district in crosshairs on her website.

Andy Barr wrote the brief article from which the excerpt above was taken. Notice that Politico makes the assumption, based on what another reporter wrote after trying to listen to Gov. Palin’s address through a closed door, that the Mama Grizzy had somehow been forced to retreat from her often used “Don’t retreat, just reload” phrase. Barr or his editors had titled his piece “Palin retreats, won’t reload”, and published it on Politico’s website.

But SarahPAC’s Rebecca Mansour wouldn’t let Politico get away with making things up, and she showed just how unfounded was the website’s assumption when she tweeted:

For the record, this story is inaccurate http://j.mp/h5g5xG Yesterday in Reno Gov. Palin did say her trademark line “Don’t retreat, reload.”

Politico quickly scrubbed Barr’s article and then posted a rewrite to the original story’s url:

Palin’s firing back after a Nevada newspaper reported she put a muzzle on her trademark “Don’t retreat, reload!!” phrase in the wake of Rep. Giffords’s shooting.

Her speech last night to the Safari Club in Reno was closed press, but the Reno Gazette-Journal’s David Jacobs put his ear to a closed door.

He reported Palin dropped the “reload” phrase from her routine, telling the audience of hunters “don’t retreat, stand tall” — a shift from her now infamous and well-known “don’t retreat, reload” line that played on a loop on cable in the after the Tucson shooting.

But Palin aide Rebecca Mansour denied that the former governor dropped the line, suggested to her by her father.

“The governor actually did use the phrase ‘Don’t retreat, reload,'” Mansour told POLITICO in an email. “She also said, ‘Don’t retreat, stand tall.'”

“Her father, Chuck Heath, was present at the speech yesterday, and the crowd cheered when she pointed to her Dad and repeated this favorite saying of his,” the aide added.

The rewritten article is titled “Palin retreat? She’s reloading,” and Poltico never printed a retraction or an apology. Politico’s editors instead are trying to put the blame on the Reno Gazette Journal’s David Jacobs. But here’s what Jacobs wrote:

“Don’t retreat, stand tall,” Palin told the crowd as she emphasized the importance of “responsible conservation.”

Jacobs never mentions in his article that Gov. Palin also said, “Don’t retreat, reload” in her speech, but he also never implied that she didn’t say it. There was no reason for Barr’s editors to make that assumption, but make it they did. Why? Because Politico is also looking for an angle on a Palin story where Gov. Palin can be portrayed as inconsistent, weak, backing down, etc. In other words, any type of negative spin the leftist website can try to associate with the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate, it will pursue.

Bad enough that Politico scrubbed the original article, but pointing a finger at a local reporter is really unprofessional, not to mention low down. We couldn’t find a cache of the original Politico article, so thoroughly was the scrub job, but fortunately some newspapers and associated websites republish Politico news articles. One of those sites is Philly.com, where we found the original piece intact.

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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Hotline: Gov. Palin outraises Mitt Romney, rivals at year’s end

Posted by joshpainter on February 1, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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National Journal’s Hotline On Call reports that Sarah Palin led all of her potential rivals for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination in end-of-the-year fundraising, even finishing ahead of her closest competitor Mitt Romney:

Both Palin and Romney filed impressive year-end fundraising reports, due Monday at the Federal Election Commission. From Nov. 23 and Dec. 31, Palin’s Sarah PAC hauled in $279,000. She finished the year with $1.3 million in her campaign account.

Palin’s total is particularly striking because she outraised Romney using only a federal political action committee. Romney’s series of state level PACs set up in Alabama, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire and South Carolina, detailed in a New York Times report last year, allows big donors to max out both to Romney’s federal committee, the Free and Strong America PAC, and to his state organizations, which often have higher contribution limits.

That state network helped Romney outraise Palin in the previous reporting period, which covered mid-October to the end of November. He wasn’t as fortunate in the final reporting period of the year. In the last five weeks of 2010, Romney’s federal PAC raised almost $175,000 and his state PACs hauled in $36,000, bringing his total haul to almost $211,000 — less than Palin’s take for the same period.

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Hotline’s Jeremy P. Jacobs says Gov. Palin’s fundraising success shows that she has cultivated a dedicated network of contributors, most of them small donors. As for the other potential GOP candidates, none of their fundraising efforts even came close to those of the two front runners.

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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Sarah’s PAC ties Mitt’s PAC in cash on hand

Posted by joshpainter on January 22, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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Via ABC News:

Although Romney’s raised more money last year, both PACs are sitting on about the same amount of cash…

Mitt Romney:
PAC: Free and Strong America PAC, Inc.
Total 2010 Receipts (from Oct. report): $4,614,790.08
Cash on Hand (from Oct. report): $1,341,906.13

Sarah Palin:
PAC: SarahPac
Total 2010 Receipts (from Oct. report): $2,501,652.04
Cash on Hand (from Oct. report): $1,277,433.92

h/t: Mitch Daniels fan Don Surber

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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Dana Loesch: Surveyor Symbols vs. Crosshairs

Posted by joshpainter on January 11, 2011

Why do you see the speck in your brother’s eye but fail to notice the beam in your own eye?” – Matt. 7-3

Leftists are in denial over Rebecca Mansour’s explanation that the symbols used on the now infamous SarahPAC map were surveyor’s symbols, not crosshairs, an “inconvenient truth” which does not fit their false narrative of trying to blame Gov. Palin for the Tuscon shootings.

At Big Journalism, Dana Loesch offers a quick course in Map Symbols 101:

These are surveyor’s symbols:

And compare:

These are crosshairs:

And a bullseye:

The sort used in the DLC [Democratic Leadership Council] map:

The Freepers were all over it in March.

I think a lot of people owe Sarah Palin an apology.

You can read Dana’s Big Journalism posts here.

And by repetition, regarding leftists’ claims that Gov. Palin “scrubbed” the map — Wrong, it’s still on her facebook page:

We never removed this Facebook post: http://is.gd/kokfD The “Take Back the 20” website is no longer relevant now that the election is over.

Allow us to spell it out for hysterical “progressives” — The “Take Back The 20” website was created specifically for the midterm elections. After election day, SarahPAC saw no need to continue to incur the expense of maintaining the site, especially with the post announcing the “20” effort still up on Facebook for archival purposes.

Of course, those leftists who aren’t condemning Gov. Palin for “scrubbing” the map are condemning her for not removing it from Facebook, claiming that she is “insensitive” for leaving it there. With the hate-deranged left, Sarah Palin is villified, no matter what she does or doesn’t do.

Update: The U.S. Geological Survey, on “Provisional-Edition” maps, uses the same symbol employed by SarahPAC to mark “Principal points.” See here and here. That’s why it is referred to as a “surveyor’s symbol.”

– JP

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin Flashback: ‘We know violence isn’t the answer’

Posted by joshpainter on January 11, 2011

A reminder at Big Government that this is not the first time the Democrat/Media Complex has shamelessly tried to use Sarah Palin’s “Take Back The 20” map to demonize her. Just three days after the map was posted on her Facebook page, campaigning for John McCain (ironically in Arizona), the left’s demonization of her had reached a fever pitch. Gov. Palin made it crystal clear in her speech that day that she and other conservatives were not inciting violence, but intended to use their votes to send a message to the Democrats that the public did not want any part of the unpopular ObamaCare measure that they had rammed through Congress:

Gov. Palin: “Hearing the news reports lately, this kinda ginned up controversy about us common sense conservatives ‘inciting violence’ because we happen to oppose some of the things in the Obama administration. 

Man in Audience: “We do it with our vote!”

Gov. Palin: “Amen, brother! That’s what you do it with, with your vote! You got it right. We know violence isn’t the answer. When we take up our arms, we’re talking about our vote. We’re talking about being involved in a contested primary like this, and picking the right candidate…”

“But this B.S. coming from the lamestream media lately about this, about us inciting violence. Don’t let the conversation be diverted. Don’t’ let a distraction like that get you off track. Keep fighting hard for these candidates who are all about the common sense conservative solutions that we need.”

Follow the link for the video clip.

– JP

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin Cyber-Attacked by Wikileaks Supporters in ‘Operation Payback’

Posted by joshpainter on December 8, 2010

– by Josh Painter
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Jake Tapper at Political Punch reports that Gov. Palin told ABC News in an email today her political action committee’s website and personal credit card information were cyber-attacked by Wikileaks supporters:

Hackers in London apparently affiliated with “Operation Payback” – a group of supporters of Julian Assange and Wikileaks – have tried to shut down SarahPac and have disrupted Sarah and Todd Palin’s personal credit card accounts.

“No wonder others are keeping silent about Assange’s antics,” Palin emailed. “This is what happens when you exercise the First Amendment and speak against his sick, un-American espionage efforts.”

Palin has criticized Wikileaks founder Assange, writing on Facebook that his “past posting of classified documents revealed the identity of more than 100 Afghan sources to the Taliban. Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders?…Assange is not a ‘journalist’ any more than the ‘editor’ of al-Qaeda’s new English-language magazine Inspire is a ‘journalist.’ He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands.”

Activist Gregg Housh told the New York Times “that 1,500 people were on online forums and chatrooms including Anonops.net, mounting mass and repeated ‘denial of service’ attacks on sites that have moved against Mr. Assange and WikiLeaks in recent days.”

A cached page from Anonops.net shows Palin’s site as a suggested target.

A SarahPAC.com technical aide said that “on our server log this morning it showed the attacks coming from a browser identified as wikileaks.org. It has since spread to others entitled ‘anonymous.’”

Added SarahPAC aide Rebecca Mansour, “the governor voiced her opinion knowing full well that she was speaking out against a shady disreputable organization with no regard for laws or human life. This is how they operate. The world should not be intimidated by them.”

Mansour pointed out the hypocrisy of Wikileaks supporters who claim to be “in favor of free speech yet they attack Sarah Palin for exercising her free speech.” She added that SarahPAC.com was not harmed because Gov. Palin’s staff was able to move quickly to protect the site.

Sean-Paul Carroll, a threat researcher at PandaLabs, the malware detection division of Panda Security, confirmed that the SarahPAC website was down for about six minutes.

– JP

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

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