Tracking Gov. Palin


Apparently, Republican presidential nominee John McCain has selected Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate. For those looking for more information, her 2007 state personal financial disclosure form is online here (via the Center for Public Integrity). Via the excellent National Institute on Money in State Politics, here’s campaign finance information from her unsuccessful 2002 race for Lieutenant Governor, her 2006 primary campaign for governor, and her 2006 general election campaign for governor. I’ll update with more links as I come across them. I’m not going to dig into these myself today, but others should feel free to have at them.

First add: Via the Anchorage Daily News, here’s a copy of the pending ethics complaint against Palin.

Second add: Interesting to note that Palin, who bucked the Alaskan Republican Party establishment when she challenged incumbent Republican Frank Murkowski for the job in 2006, counted Republican party committees as the biggest source of her campaign cash — $75,183 out of a total of $874,042 raised — in the general election. A breakdown of those contributions is available here. Republican officials, candidates and former members kicked in another $15,394, according the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

Third add: InstaPundit, I see that Michael Petrelis is looking into Palin’s financial disclosures as well. He notes this post from the Center for Public Integrity on Palin’s views on transparency.