Palin receives plaudits from pro-Hillary Clinton group

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Posted: Jan 27, 2015 6:43 PM
Palin receives plaudits from pro-Hillary Clinton group

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Palin is picking up an unexpected title: top fundraiser for a group promoting a potential Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign for president.

During a speech in Iowa last weekend, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee held up a Ready for Hillary car magnet as she talked about ways for Republicans in Iowa to stop a Clinton campaign. Ready for Hillary, the super PAC backing a possible Clinton campaign, used the moment as a fundraising tool and said they raised more than $25,000.

Adam Parkhomenko, Ready for Hillary's executive director, sent an email to supporters saying: "By raising $25,000, Sarah officially qualifies as a co-chair of our National Finance Council. (We will wait until Sarah calls before officially adding her name to the list.)"

Palin appeared alongside several potential GOP presidential candidates at the weekend event organized by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. On the question of whether anyone can stop Clinton, she borrowed a phrase from the Obama campaign and said, "Yes we can."

A SarahPAC official did not immediately comment on the Ready for Hillary email.