At one point during the speech, Palin pulled out a Ready for Hillary PAC magnet and told the crowd of conservatives, “I’m ready for Hillary, are you? Are you coming?” She added, “Hey Iowa, can anyone stop Hillary? To borrow a phrase, ‘Yes we can!’ And it starts here and it starts now.”
Well, the Ready for Hillary campaign took notice and pounced on Palin’s unexpected plug, sending this tweet on Monday, along with a fundraising email to subscribers, seen below:
— Ready for Hillary (@ReadyForHillary) January 26, 2015
Ready for Hillary loves Palin pic.twitter.com/cNZYSApR98
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) January 26, 2015
The campaign asked supporters to donate as little as $20.16 — get it? — to receive the same car magnet on which Palin somehow got her hands.
And according to multiple sources, the Palin stunt helped Ready for Hillary raise more than $25,000:
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) January 27, 2015
— Amy Chozick (@amychozick) January 27, 2015
Mediaite has reached out to Ready for Hillary and will update this post accordingly.
UPDATE — 6:43 p.m. ET: Ready for Hillary provided Mediaite with a new email that will be sent to supporters later tonight, confirming the $25,000 figure.
It reads, in part:
Friend, we bet she wasn’t planning on this:
Sarah Palin inadvertently gave herself a new title — Co-Chair of Ready for Hillary’s National Finance Council!
Yesterday, we sent an email to our supporters telling you how Sarah Palin held up a Ready for Hillary car magnet during a recent speech.
The response we got was overwhelming — hundreds of supporters stepped up and Sarah ended up raising Ready for Hillary over $25,000 in grassroots donations.
Here’s the kicker — 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.)
Watch video of Palin waving the magnet below, via ABC News:
[Photo via screengrab]
Have a tip we should know? firstname.lastname@example.org