Politics

Sarah Palin Helps Raise $50,000 For Hillary Clinton's Super PAC

| by Edward Arnold

Former Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has helped raise more than $50,000 for possible presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton's super PAC, Ready for Hillary. Speaking to conservatives at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Jan. 24, Palin commented on a series of issues, including the expected Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

"It's going to take more than a village to beat Hillary," Palin said. "I'm ready for Hillary. Are you coming?"

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According to The Huffington Post, the PAC used Palin's comments to email thousands of supporters, urging them to donate.

Ready for Hillary's executive director, Adam Parkhomenko, emailed this to donors: “By raising $25,000, Sarah officially qualifies as a co-chair of our National Finance Council. (We will wait until Sarah calls before officially adding her name to the list.)"

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Palin also used a Ready for Hillary magnet in her speech to unite the crowd against Clinton. The PAC went on to use a photo of Palin holding the magnet to show she supported Clinton.

Palin, who has said she is considering a run for president, certainly did not intend to elicit pro-Clinton commentary. 

Sources: The Huffington Post, Yahoo News, USA Today / Photo Credit: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, Twitter via USA Today