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Small Donors, Retirees Still Fuel Palin

Former Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin  is covering her ongoing political expenses with the help of retirees and others providing small donations to her PAC.  

Sarah PAC, the political action committee of Sarah Palin, the former Republican nominee for Vice President in 2008, reported  it had receipts of $460,648 and disbursements of $576,242 during the second quarter of 2014, leaving $970,939 cash on hand as of June 30th.  

The PAC receipts included $335,408 from individuals contributing $200 or less. Of the $123,548 from 521 individuals giving more than $200, over 250 of them were listed as "retired." Of the those itemized contributions, $27,426 came from California, and $15,261 came from Texas.  

The PAC spent $240,023 on direct mail and postage; $50,597 on air travel; $22,443 on legal fees; among other expenses.  

Sarah PAC contributed $40,000 to federal candidates during the quarter. This included $5,000 each to U.S. Senate candidates Ben Sasse, R-Neb.; Chris McDaniel, R-Miss.; Joni Ernst, R-Iowa; and Rob Maness, R-La.  The PAC also gave $5,000 to U.S. House candidates Dave Brat, R-Va.; Taylor Griffin, R-N.C.; Steve Lonegan, R-N.J.; and Dan Bongino, R-Md.