Sarah Palin may be uber-popular among the conservative base, her endorsement highly sought after by mid-level candidates — but she’s not doing so well among her fellow Alaskans.
Not one Alaska resident donated to Palin’s “SarahPAC” in the first quarter of 2010, according to FEC reports. In the second half of 2009, only 33 donations — out of some 2,000 totaling $1.4 million — came from her home state. In the first half of the year, it was 29.
Palin resigned as governor of Alaska in July 2009, halfway through her first term. The state has factored largely into her personal story, and was something she mentioned frequently while campaigning as Sen. John McCain’s running mate in 2008.The PAC, which is based in Virginia, has $926,000 cash on hand. Of the $1.6 million the PAC has spent in the 2010 cycle, $47,000 has gone to candidates in federal races. She gave the most, $5,000 each, to Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and erstwhile Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman (NY).