Business Insider: Palin short on cash going into last days of special primary election

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By GRACE PANETTA | BUSINESS INSIDER

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is short on cash compared to her some of her main Republican rivals for an open US House seat, new campaign finance filings reveal. 

Palin is one of 48 candidates of all parties running in a special primary election to replace the late Rep. Don Young under Alaska’s new top-four primary system. The election is being held all by mail, with ballots due on June 11, and the top four candidates will advance to a ranked-choice special general election to be held on August 16. 

Despite the number of candidates in the race, only a handful of them are on the airwaves and spending money.

Palin has raked in over $630,000, spent over $530,000, and has just over $105,769 in cash on hand, according to a new filing from her campaign.

Nick Begich III, a wealthy software entrepreneur, has lent his campaign $650,000, the filings show, in addition to some $135,000 raised from donors. He’s spent a little over $304,000 so far and has over $716,000 in cash on hand.

Americans for Prosperity Action, a Koch-aligned conservative political group, has also spent over $83,000 supporting Begich in the special election, records show

Tara Sweeney, a businesswoman who served as assistant secretary for Indian Affairs for the Interior Department under the Trump administration, has raised over $230,000, spent $82,145, and has $149,000 in cash on hand, also more than Palin has.

Read this story at Business Insider.

15 COMMENTS

  1. Of course Sarah is short on cash. Cougars have to keep their young stud boyfriends happy. Lots of ……..hmmm……gifts. And she flies only on first class and eats at fancy joints. She’s in this race to spend, spend, spend. It’s all about what’s good for Sarah.

  2. Sarah has done well, so don’t underestimate her. She is highly practiced in the “dark arts.” Sweeney, is’t dumb either: she can count upon the support of both the LBGTQ community and the “society” of corporate, Native executives to make the long haul. Sarah and Sweeney–two camps ladies–can ill afford to be civil with each other: their bases are so antagonistic toward the other. Begich may be the only choice to avert an “unholy” war among of the party vengeful!

    • A total rewrite: Sarah has done well, so don’t underestimate her. She is highly practiced in the “dark arts.” Sweeney, isn’t dumb either: she can count upon the support of both the LBGTQ community and the “society” of corporate, Native executives to make the final four. Sarah and Sweeney–two camp ladies–can ill afford to be civil with each other: their bases are antagonistic towards each other. Begich may be the only choice to avert an “unholy” war among the party vengeful!

  3. Who cares how much cash is left in a campaign? I don’t trust Sweeney or Begich. I already voted for Palin.

      • I’m interested to see the results, no matter which candidate wins. I haven’t talked to anyone who is voting for Begich, but I’m sure there are plenty. I know a lot of Palin voters though. One of them will take the top spot, I’m sure.

  4. I’m surprised Mr. Begich has raised so little in donations given all the endorsements he has received. That’s a lot of personal cash to put into a campaign and it’s generally not a successful strategy to finance your own campaign. But, it has been done before. He seems to be working very hard.

  5. Begich supported Ethan Berkowitz over Amy D for mayor of Anchorage.
    Think about that…
    Begich is no “conservative”.
    People not wanting to support Palin because of the “circus” around her – are like people not wanting to support Trump because he sends “mean” tweets.
    Wake up – NB3 is a RINO at best!

  6. Ceak, Happy that you voted for Sarah. I know, she appears sweet and folksy and extremely ill informed about anything except the shortest route to the nearest T.V. Camera, but hey, she’s your girl, right? Good luck with the incoherent babbling, blaming others for her failures and DRAMA, (yes, where will she get in her next brawl, while she screams, “don’t you know who WE are?’) over the next two years IF Vapid Sarah should actually win.

  7. Palin has been tried by Fire
    She is tempered steal, I know, I was here .
    Can u imagine Palin and MT Green and Boebert and the other courageous Patriots shaking things up in DC Swamp ? I can , and it s sweet.

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