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(CNN)— The Republican National Committee took aim at Barack Obama’s record on spending in a new radio ad released Friday.
“Change or more of the same?” the announcer asks. “In three short years in the Senate, Obama requested nearly a billion dollars in earmarks…that’s over a million dollars for each day he’s been in Washington, D.C.”
“John McCain - never requested an earmark,” the announcer adds in the 60-second spot.
McCain has made opposition to pork-barrel spending a centerpiece of his presidential run. The new spot also touts Palin’s record on earmarks, which has become a subject of some controversy on the trail.
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According to state records and Taxpayers for Common Sense, Palin has asked for about $450 million in federal money since she became governor.
“John McCain and Sarah Palin will shake up Washington. Barack Obama - more of the same and opposed real reform,” the announcer concludes.