WASHINGTON — The Republican National Committee, trying to score political points against President Obama and his handling of the economy, condemned Obama’s re-election campaign in a new Web video for its involvement in a launch event for “Runway to Win,” a fashion event fund-raiser Tuesday night co-hosted by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour and actress Scarlett Johansson.
It is unclear whether Obama will attend the event but the invitation prominently features Jim Messina, the Obama for America campaign manager. Vogue magazine has been the primary driver behind the initiative, which partnered 22 fashion designers with the Obama-Biden campaign. The designers, ranging from Marc Jacobs to Diane von Furstenberg to Tory Burch, have created special campaign merchandise emblazoned with the word “Obama” or other images linked to his campaign, to help raise funds for the president’s re-election.
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