Palin’s Money Effect


Here comes Sarah Palin.

In the same 24 hours that the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate endorsed Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party’s pick to replace John McHugh in Congress, he has raised $116,000 online, his spokesman said.

“Yesterday’s results prove that conservative Republicans from around the nation are rallying behind Doug Hoffman,” Ryan said. “We’re in this race to win.

Democrats, too are capitalizing. Below is a fund-raising e-mail which went out around 1 p.m. Friday asking for donations on the heels of Palin’s endorsement:

Dear XXXX,


We’ve just heard that none other than Sarah Palin has endorsed the Conservative Party candidate.  As I told you yesterday, the right has been pouring money in this race to fund misleading attacks – more than $700,000 from the far right Club for Growth and more than $600,000 from the GOP alone.  Then just minutes ago news broke, that on the heels of Sarah Palin’s endorsement, one of my opponents has raised $116,000 in the last 24 hours.

I need your continued support to maintain our lead!

We are just $7,300 short for next week’s ad buy.  Please RUSH your contribution online and give $25, $50, or even $100!

With Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich weighing in on behalf of my opponents, these endorsements speak volumes about the type of representative they would be.

The support of politicians like Palin and Gingrich highlights that they will embrace the failed economic policies of the past and just say “No” to moving Upstate New York and our country forward.

I hope I can count on you to help me fight for Upstate families!  Please RUSH your contribution online and give $25, $50, or even $100!

While my opponents have decided to stand with Palin, Newt, and the rest of the Party of No; I’m running to stand with the people of Upstate New York and bring our values to Washington.  Thanks to your support, the voters are hearing our campaign’s positive message of how together we can create jobs and turn our nation’s economy around.  That was proven again just this morning when yet another public poll shows our campaign leading both my opponents!

But with just 11 days left we know this race will come down to the wire and your support matters more now than ever! 

Thank you for your continued support.

All the best,



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