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Sarah Palin, Karl Rove rolling in donated dough

October 13, 2010 |  2:58 pm

Palin Who says the economy is struggling? Not Sarah Palin's PAC.

Her political action committee's cup runneth over, to the tune of $1.2 million last quarter, according to the Federal Election Commission.

The former governor, beauty queen and hockey mom spread the wealth, helping to fill the coffers of fellow GOP mavericks such as Delaware's Christine O'Donnell, Kentucky's Rand Paul, and fellow Alaskan Joe Miller to the tune of $5,000 each.

In what some are calling foreshadowing, Mama Bear Palin also wrote a check for $10,000 to the Iowa Republican Party. Iowa, coincidentally, is where the first 2012 presidential caucuses happen to be, and Palin just happened to be the keynote speaker at the Hawkeye State GOP's biggest fund-raiser.

Sarah PAC has not only supported candidates verbally, via Twitter and through personal appearances, but from July to September has doled out close to $100,000 to Republican candidates and PACs. Overall, Palin has raised $2.5 million and redirected almost $200,000 to candidates and PACs in 2010.

Another Republican rolling in donated dough is none other than Karl Rove. The George W. Bush administration svengali formerly known as Turd Blossom took to Twitter earlier Wednesday to thank the White House for the $13.3 million in donations Rove claims has come his way after the Democrats accused the GOP of using anonymous foreign donors to fund conservative causes and candidates.  "A big "thank-you" to @barackobama & @whitehouse for helping boost donations to @americanxroads," @karlrove gloated on the social network.

Earlier, Rove boasted to Fox News. "American Crossroads has raised $13.3 million since the president began his attack on the group last week," he said. So does that mean he has to stop saying Obama can't stimulate economies?

-- Tony Pierce

Photo: Sarah Palin gestures while addressing the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday. Credit: Ed Reinke / Associated Press