FEC to Palin PAC: 'Freedom fighter' is not a job

The election commission tells Sarah Palin's PAC that it must seek more information from a "freedom fighter" donor

By Justin Elliott
August 24, 2010 9:40PM (UTC)
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FILE - In this May 1, 2010 file photo, former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin addresses the 2nd biannual Michigan Defending the American Dream Summit in Clarkston, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, file) (AP)

Sarah Palin's political action committee, no stranger to FEC filing problems, got an amusing request for additional information from a federal regulator earlier this month.

Sarah PAC is required to give occupation and employer information for all donors who give over $200. But, said the FEC in its Aug. 11 letter, the occupation "freedom fighter" and the employer "EveryONE" -- which was listed by one donor from Ohio -- is "not considered acceptable."


Sarah PAC has until Sept. 15 to seek more information from that donor (a Gina Burson of Vandalia, OH, who gave $211) and several others.

Read the FEC letter here.

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