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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Video- RNC Ad: 'The Obama 2012 Fashion Show'

By Susan Duclos

The RNC has released an ad against Barack Obama and the ritzy fashion show his campaign hosted.

Video below:

Detail via The Hill:

Then, parroting a MasterCard advertising campaign of years past, the ad features a list of some of the more expensive items in the Obama campaign's Web store — including a $40 nail polish and makeup bag set, a $95 scarf designed by Thakoon Panichgul and a $75 designer tote bag.

"Watching the Obama campaign host a ritzy NYC fashion show while 12 million Americans remain out of work? Priceless," onscreen text concludes.

The New York Obama fund-raising event called "Runway to Win," has brought about questions pertaining to campaign finance rules, "about whether corporate money, property and employees were improperly used in the design and production of these items without reimbursement," according to Sean Spicer, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee.

The Obama campaign maintains they have complied with campaign finance rules.

More on Campaign Finance Laws can be found at the Federal Election Commission website.