Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has launched a new political action committee (PAC) to support candidates nationwide, potentially laying the groundwork for an eventual White House run.

SarahPAC will support "Gov. Sarah Palin's plans to build a better, stronger, and safer America in the 21st century," the organization's website says. "SarahPac will support local and national candidates who share Gov. Palin's ideas and goals for our country."

Candidates interested in pursuing higher office will often establish a PAC to curry favor with fellow politicians and build support for a later run.

A search of Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings did not immediately yield any documentation for the organization. The organization's website lists an Arlington, Va. mailing address and a Washington, D.C.-area phone number.

Palin serves as the official Chairwoman of the PAC, according to the website.

A call to the phone number on the website went straight to voicemail.

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