DNC Refuses To Reimburse Conn. Town For Overtime Costs During Obama Visit
WESTPORT, Conn. (CBS Connecticut/AP) — Westport’s
first selectman says the town has been informed it will not be
reimbursed thousands of dollars for President Barack Obama’s visit for a
fundraiser earlier this month.
First Selectman Gordon Joseloff says the Democratic National
Committee notified the town it will not pay police and fire overtime
costs totaling $14,812.
The town asked the DNC and Obama for America to pay the overtime costs incurred when the president arrived
at Sherwood Island State Park on Aug. 6 to attend a fundraiser in
Stamford and a $35,800 per person dinner at the Westport home of movie
producer Harvey Weinstein.
The New Register reports that an executive of the Democratic National
Committee wrote that as a private organization it did not participate
in security, traffic control, fire or emergency planning. She referred
questions to the Secret Service.
“I didn’t expect that we would get repayment, but it was worthwhile to ask,” Joseloff told the Register.
It seems this has become a habit for Obama to visit your town you pick up the bill. Just a sampling of the towns that have gotten stiffed by the DNC, and Obama.
$110,000 Obama's visit cost CU Boulder. The Obama campaign also stiffed Newport Beach, California $35,000 and Durham, New Hampshire $20,000 for extra security
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