To Rake in Funds, Just Drop Her Name

Palin helps raise money on both sides of partisan issues
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2009 9:03 AM CDT
To Rake in Funds, Just Drop Her Name
While Palin has stepped away from the limelight, many people have started using her name to generate funds for issues like abortion and the environment.   (AP Photo/Al Grillo)

Political fundraisers on both sides of polarizing issues have a secret weapon: Sarah Palin. Mere mention of the Alaska governor helps bring in the big bucks, Politico reports. “I can’t tell how many invitations I’ve seen with ‘Gov. Palin’ in 25-point font and ‘invited’ in 1-point font," said a rep for SarahPAC, the only organization with an official connection.

Groups opposing and supporting abortion rights have found Palin a particularly useful marketing tool. Planned Parenthood generated more than $1 million when it asked supporters to donate in Palin's name. "She's becoming the new Rush Limbaugh," says a conservative blogger. "People say, 'When is Sarah Palin going to go away?' But neither sides wants her to go away."
(Read more Sarah Palin stories.)

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