Sarah Palin Had Better Hurry

Having placed Rep. John Salazar in her famous “crosshairs,” there had better be some hard numbers to back up former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s bluster this coming quarter–as the Durango Herald reports, it’ll be coming not a moment to soon:

U.S. Rep. John Salazar raised $305,000 during the first quarter of 2010, giving him a war chest of $1.1 million for his re-election campaign…

Republican opponent Robert “Bob” McConnell reported Wednesday afternoon that his campaign has raised $44,127, with $27,655 of that raised in the first quarter of this year.

“I’m not going to win this election with money,” McConnell said…

Did Palin tell him that? Meanwhile, the real interest is shaping up around strong(er) GOP primary candidate Scott Tipton, who is apparently late releasing his Q1 numbers: you recall Tipton raised just over $100,000 last quarter, not horrible but hardly what you’d call stationkeeping with Salazar’s strong numbers–he’s got to show contender-level performance, certainly no later than the quarter ending in June, to prove he is in the race for more than second-place tourism.

UPDATE: Tipton raises $140,000 in Q1, and awaits that Palin magic.

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  1. Half Glass Full says:

    Assuming (quite generously) that her speeches are an hour long.

    And Tipton raised in one quarter what Palin makes in one speech.

    You’d think with all her “crosshairs” bluster that she could donate some of her millions to the cause. But that’s not how Palin operates.

  2. Kiltartan Cross says:

    All the money Sarah Palin is supposedly raising by “targeting” people like John Salazar and Betsy Markey isn’t actually going to campaigns:


    Meanwhile, FEC records  first examined by National Journal show that Sarah PAC spent more than $233,000 on consultants — including Randy Scheunemann, the neo-conservative former John McCain aide and TPMmuckraker favorite who worked closely with Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign.

    By contrast, Sarah PAC spent just $7,500 on contributions to candidates running for office during the first quarter of 2010, National Journal reports.


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