Politics

Palin raised $1.7 million for her PAC in six months

Sarah Palin’s political action committee will report raising almost $1.7 million in its semi-annual report for 2011, according to a spokesman.

The money was raised between Jan. 1 and June 30. (Republican candidates gearing up for Tea Party debate on Twitter)

“SarahPAC more than doubled the amount we raised as compared to the same time period in 2009,” said SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford. His organization received more than 36,700 contributions from over 24,000 people.

Crawford said SarahPAC has about $1.4 million in cash on hand. It has spent about $1.6 million, including donations totaling $65,000 to candidates and a grant of $18,700 to the Young America’s Foundation, during the filing period.

“We at SarahPAC are very pleased and grateful for the tremendous support that Governor Palin receives from everywhere across our country,” Crawford said.

Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, says she’s still considering a run for the presidency.