Palin Stylists Collected $110K for 10-Week Campaign

Hair and makeup stylist costs revealed in lastest campaign filings
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2008 5:17 AM CST
Sarah Palin's traveling hair stylist, Angela Lew, was paid a total of $42,225 during Palin's vice-presidential campaign.    (PRNewsFoto/Jacquelyn Wigs)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin's hair and makeup stylists cost John McCain's campaign $110,000 for the 10 weeks she was vice-presidential candidate, reports the New York Times.  Palin’s makeup artist—an Emmy nominee for her work on So You Think You Can Dance?—pocketed over $68,000 for the campaign work. Her hair stylist made $42,000.

Much of the spending came in the campaign's last weeks, with Palin's stylist paid $32,400 and hairdresser $23,400 between October 16 and November 24, according to a new campaign finance report filed with the Federal Election Commission. A new report on Palin's campaign clothing expenditures—in addition to the $150,000 already provided by the Republican National Committee—was to be filed last night to meet the election commission deadline.
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