Palin leads Alaska’s U.S. House hopefuls in fundraising, but nearly 90% of the money appears to be from out of state

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Republican Sarah Palin raised the most cash of the four dozen people seeking to be Alaska’s next representative in the U.S. House — but just a tiny fraction of her $630,000 haul appears to have come from inside the state she once governed.

Congressional campaigns are only required to identify, or “itemize,” donors who spend $200 or more. Of Palin’s $195,000 that came from such contributors, just $23,000 was from Alaskan donors, according to Federal Election Commission data.

Her Alaska donations include $250 from Randy Ruaro, a former top aide to Palin who now works as…

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