Palin is as Palin does, and what Palin does is take your money, any way she can.
Soon after endorsing Donald Trump, Sarah Palin’s PAC began sending out emails asking people to send money to Palin, moneys that would allow her to travel the nation singing Donald Trump’s praises. Of course the candidate – in this case Donald Trump and his donors – is responsible for all campaign events and the expenses incurred from those events, but Palin’s PAC wants a little something extra, and she’s going after her faithful, albeit foolish followers to get more.
Touting Palin’s “historic” endorsement of Trump, an email to supporters got right to the point: cash donations. “SarahPAC plans to continue endorsing anti-establishment candidates who will not play politics as usual,” said the email. “In order to get Sarah to political events to support endorsed candidates we need your help to fundraise her travel.”
So the Trump campaign values Palin’s support, but apparently not so much that it’s willing to pay for her travel to campaign events?
SarahPAC has a history of raising eyebrows with its spending. During the 2012 election cycle, for example, SarahPAC spent $4.8 million on consultants and less than $300,000 on contributions to candidates. The group spent a quarter-million dollars more than it took in during the first half of 2015, and its travel expenses included a$4,562 stay at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.
Small donors fund the vast majority of SarahPAC’s spending. During the first half of 2015, 78% of donations to the PAC were contributions of less than $200.