Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sarah Palin puts up a PAC

I guess Alaskan governor, and former Republican vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin is setting herself up for a 2012 presidential run. From the New York Times:

Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska continues apace in keeping her name out there as a potential contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

On Tuesday she unveiled a Web site for her new political action committee, SarahPac, a group that will “make it possible for Gov. Palin to continue to be a strong voice for energy independence and reform.’’

The Web site informs potential supports that their donations will “allow Gov. Palin to help and find creative solutions for America’s most pressing problems.” But, being a PAC, it will also of course support candidates for office.

The PAC is based in Virginia even though its chairman, Ms. Palin, resides in Alaska.

In the “Who is behind SarahPac” section, the Web site reports that the committee’s “supporters are Republicans, Democrats, Independents and those unaffiliated with any political party.”

The site –- first reported by the gossip columnist Cindy Adams of The New York Post — does not have a list of those supporters posted yet, but we’ve got a call in for more details.

Meantime, Ms. Palin’s PAC enters a relatively crowded field, potentially competing for dollars with the “Free and Strong PAC’’ of former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and “HuckPac,’’ of former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas.

So I'm guessing that the GOP presidential primary will be a race between Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee. At least those three are planning way ahead for their presidential run in creating their PACs, keeping their names in the news, and setting up the fund raising machine for their political causes. I kind of wonder if Jeb Bush will be jumping into the presidential game sometime soon?

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