Politics & Government

Palin's political action committee to pay for trips

JUNEAU — Gov. Sarah Palin is planning at least two trips out of state paid for by her political action committee, which told backers on Wednesday she'll be traveling the country to support those who share her vision.

Among the events Palin will attend is what's described as the nation's largest Right to Life banquet. Meg Stapleton, spokeswoman for SarahPAC, said the governor is just looking at a few such out-of-state events in the near future.

SarahPAC sent supporters an e-mail saying it "supports leaders and candidates that share Governor Palin's vision of government reform, (low) taxes, and personal freedom. Governor Palin will soon be traveling the country and working to support leaders who share this vision. "

Stapleton, the SarahPAC spokeswoman in Anchorage, gave a less sweeping description of the plans.

"Over the last many months, the governor has received thousands of requests for her time. While the governor always encourages visits to Alaska, she looks forward to a few potential Outside events over the next few months," Stapleton said in a written statement.

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