Palin Shopping Spree OK: Feds

Commission nixes complaint that RNC's $150K in clothing purchases broke law
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2009 3:24 PM CDT
In this Nov. 4, 2008 file photo, Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, acknowledges the crowd during an election-night rally in Phoenix.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Federal Election Commission dismissed today a complaint that the Republican National Committee broke the law when it bought $150,000 in clothes for then-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, the Anchorage Daily News reports. The FEC said purchases were “coordinated party expenditures” for campaign purposes, and did not violate a ban on using campaign funds for personal expenses as a watchdog group alleged.