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The Palin Payoff: How Sarah Brings in the Christian Cash

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Until John McCain picked Sarah Palin as his running mate, Obama attack ops — whether political action committees or their 501(c)4 partners — were struggling mightily to raise the kind of cash that fueled the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth smear machine in 2004.

More than $45 million poured into that effort to sink John Kerry’s campaign, mainly from the pockets of wealthy Bush backers. A review of Federal Election Commission (FEC) campaign donations back in June of this year showed that the big Swift Boat donors — such as Ohio investor Carl H. Lindner and family, Dallas pharmacy magnate Harold C. Simmons, Texas homebuilder Bob Perry and oilman T. Boone Pickens — were putting their money elsewhere, either pouring it directly into the McCain campaign or sending it off to Republican Congressional races, the Republican Governors Association or Newt Gingrich’s PAC, American Solutions.

But all that changed when the evangelical pro-life Alaska governor stepped up to the podium in Minneapolis to accept the Republican nomination for vice-president. 

The Palin Payoff: How Sarah Brings in the Christian Cash

Author: Bill

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