Should small towns have to pay the inherent costs for presidential visits and campaign stops?
A New Hampshire town is asking for reimbursement from President Barack Obama's campaign to pay for public safety costs during his upcoming visit.
Durham officials say Obama's visit on Monday is expected to cost the town an extra $20,000 to $30,000 in overtime.
The town absorbs the costs associated with presidential visits, but says it shouldn't have to foot the bill for political campaigns, regardless of political party.
Town Administrator Todd Selig says the town has contacted the Obama for America campaign's New Hampshire office, but so far an agreement hasn't been reached for the campaign to reimburse the town for campaign-related costs.
An official with Obama's campaign said, as a private organization, Obama for America doesn't participate in security planning.
The campaign official said all decisions, including the costs incurred by federal, stat
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