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Oct. 22, 2008
"The Republican National Committee has spent more than $150,000 to clothe and accessorize vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family since her surprise pick by John McCain in late August."
A Politico story, breaking the news that the RNC spent a large sum on building Palin's wardrobe before the convention. The campaign later insisted that the clothes will be donated to charity after the election. Palin has also brought up the issue on the stump without being prompted (and reportedly against the campaign's wishes) in an attempt to defend herself, saying she is usually "frugal," that the clothes "are not my property" and that she had nothing to do with choosing them in the first place. The finger-pointing over the clothes flap reflected rising tensions between Palin and McCain staff, as well as differences between the campaign and the RNC