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Aug. 20, 2008
"I'll have my staff get to you."
McCain, when asked by a reporter with Politico how many houses he and his wife, Cindy, own. The Obama campaign quickly pounced on the comment, creating an ad called "Seven" (referring to the number of houses his family owns, though Politico reports that his family actually owns eight properties). The ad closes with a shot of the White House and the narration: "Here's ONE house American can't afford to let John McCain move into." A McCain spokesperson later defended the Arizona Senator by saying, "This is a guy who lived in one house for five and a half years in prison." He also countered that most of the properties were actually owned separately by Cindy McCain, not the two of them.
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