And though her occupation has increasingly shifted from politician to reality TV regular in the past few years, she's using Sarah PAC to keep a toe in the political process. Politico reports that during the third quarter of this year she took in $843,500, mostly from donors who gave $200 or less, and spent $774,000. Most of the money went toward mailings, but she also donated to ten candidates, including Rep. Allen West of Florida, Rep. Jeff Flake's Arizona Senate race, Senate candidate Ted Cruz of Texas, and House candidates Mia Love of Utah and Ted Yoho of Florida. There's about $1.25 million left in the account, which should come in handy if she needs to buy up extra copies of her upcoming fitness book.
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