Palin PAC raises $1.2 million in third quarter

The political action committee of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin raised more than $1.2 million during the third quarter of the year, according to a report filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission. 

That haul easily tops the nearly $900,000 that SarahPAC brought in during the second quarter. 

The rumored 2012 presidential contender continued to dole out cash through her PAC to Republican candidates across the country. In all, Palin gave $66,000 to 15 Republican hopefuls.

Palin donated a total of $10,000 to the Senate campaigns of Christine O'Donnell in Delaware and Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire. 

The PAC also gave donations of $5,000 to the Senate campaigns of Marco Rubio (Fla.), Joe Miller (Alaska), Rob Portman (Ohio), Pat Toomey (Pa.), Rand Paul (Ky.) and John Hoeven (N.D.). 

Another $10,000 went to Iowa's Republican Party. In September, Palin was the headline speaker at a Republican Party dinner in the state, sparking heightened speculation that she might seek the Republican nomination in 2012.