Now that Sen. John McCain has officially lost the presidency, Politico reminds him that he still has an audit to look forward to.Good thing Obama is avoiding it (/sarcasm), then they'd find this:
According to the report, President-elect Barack Obama, who opted out of public financing for his general election bid, will likely avoid an examination of his campaign’s books by the Federal Election Commission. Because McCain did accept public funding, an FEC audit is mandatory, at the campaign’s expense. Fortunately for him, Politico reports the McCain campaign allocated $9.4 million to pay for it.
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