Palin leads the race for cash raised in Alaska US House election

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Former Gov. Sarah Palin at the memorial for Rep. Don Young. She told reporters that Don Young’s legacy had inspired her to run for his vacant seat. (Photo by Lex Treinen/Alaska Public Media)

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has raised more than $600,000 for her campaign to represent Alaska in Congress.

That puts her ahead of the field in terms of contributions raised from others, according to campaign finance reports filed Monday with the Federal Election Commission.

Two of every three dollars she’s raised have come from small donations, below the $200 threshold that requires campaigns to disclose who gave them. That is not surprising, since Palin is well known outside of Alaska and her online fundraising has national reach.

Palin also got donations from national Republican figures. Among her contributors are political action committees associated with Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y.,,…

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