Palin PAC raises $460K in first half of year

Sarah Palin's political action committee brings in about $460,000 during first half of year


JUNEAU, Alaska — Sarah Palin’s political action committee brought in just over $460,000 during the first half of 2013, well short of its fundraising totals for the same period in previous years.

Campaign finance disclosures show Palin’s SarahPAC ended June with about $1.1 million available.

Spending between January and June totaled nearly $500,000, including such things as travel, speechwriting and consulting costs. SarahPAC gave money to one candidate — $5,000 to Jason Smith — who won a June special election for a Missouri U.S. House seat.

The total compares with the roughly $1.2 million brought in by SarahPAC during the first half of 2012 and about $1.7 million during the first half of 2011.

SarahPAC reported nearly $1.3 million in receipts for the first half of 2010 and more than $730,000 in the first half of 2009.