Following a Must Read Alaska story Tuesday on the financial disclosures by congressional candidates that were due Monday, former Gov. Sarah Palin filed her disclosure with the Clerk of the Congress, as required by the Congressional Ethics Act.
The disclosure shows her financial investments and where she has made her money from in recent years. There is nothing remarkable in the filings except that much of her income has been generate through an online program called Cameo, in which celebrities get paid to give shout-outs to people for their birthdays, anniversaries and more. Palin reported $200,000 in income from making these short videos.
One of these Cameo videos was contracted by some friends of congressional candidate Tara Sweeney last year, who evidently paid Palin for it, as Sweeney was retiring from the Department of Interior, with the election of Joe Biden for president. It can be seen at this link.
Palin reported her assets as between $950,000 and $2.4 million. Her Wells Fargo savings account has between $500,000 and $1 million. The financial report shows that she has had a successful career as a political figure since being governor of Alaska.
View the financial disclosure forms for all the congressional candidates who filed them at this link. Use the search function and be sure to click on the “candidate” tab.
Candidates who raise more than $5,000 are required to file these disclosures for the special election now underway to fill the Alaska seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Still not filed are congressional candidates Josh Revak, Andrew Halcro, Adam Wool, and dozens of others who have not mounted strong campaigns.