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


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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