Thursday, December 16, 2010

'Draft Sarah Palin' PAC Forms With Fund-Raising Firepower Behind It

"We expect this to be a grass roots campaign driven by smaller donations"
A new PAC called "Draft Sarah Palin" registered with the Federal Election Commission as a candidate committee this month, federal records indicate, and notes that "the committee's treasurer has a history of big-time fund-raising":
Randy Goodwin, the group's treasurer, told OpenSecrets Blog that a yet-to-be-developed website -- -- will be the main fund-raising tool for the "grass roots committee." The pro-Palin site, he said, should begin functioning after January 1.

The committee's mission is simple, Goodwin said: Help make Palin the GOP presidential nominee in 2012.

"Sarah Palin is the single most effective leader in the Republican Party," he said in an e-mail. "When voters get a chance to know the real Sarah Palin -- not the unfair stereotype that bears no resemblance to reality -- we believe her support will increase to include independents, moderates and conservative Democrats."
Goodwin is also treasurer and co-founder of the Republican Majority Campaign PAC, which raised millions of dollars in the election cycles of 2008 and 2010, observes OpenSecrets.

The 'Draft Sarah Palin' Committee -- referred to by members as "DSP" -- is not to be confused with the 2012 Draft Sarah Committee, which is an entirely different organization. There do not appear to be any connections between the two groups. All they seem to share are similar names and a common desire to see Gov. Palin become the GOP's 2012 presidential candidate.

- JP

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