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Sarah Palin, Not a Buchananite

1:39 AM, Aug 31, 2008 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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On MSNBC's Hardball Friday, Pat Buchanan said that Sarah Palin and her husband "were at a fundraiser for me" back in 1996. Politico's Ben Smith noted that there is no record that Palin donated to Buchanan.

In a new post, Smith reports that, according to Buchanan's sister, Palin's only contact with Buchanan was at a fundraiser for an Alaskan politician--not for Buchanan:

I also spoke to Bay Buchanan, Pat's sister, this morning. She also said her only knowledge of Palin's contact with Buchanan was at the event in the '90s, which she described as a fundraiser for Alaska Republican Jerry Ward. Ward couldn't immediately be reached.