Taxpayer expense for political fundraising
Should the DNC reimburse expenses for local police/fire for political rallies that raise millions of dollars.
"It is shameful that President Obama believes the taxpayers of Westport should pay for $14,812 of expenses incurred for his political campaign fundraising events. The Obama campaign should immediately reimburse the town for those costs," he said. "It's bad enough to close down a public beach and a state park in the middle of a heat wave in order to park the helicopter for a campaign event, but to expect the town taxpayers to also foot the bill -- for events which raised millions of dollars for partisan events that relate solely to Obama's re-election -- is over the top."
Joseloff tells CBS New York he knew not to expect reimbursement for security costs during a private presidential visit, but pointed out the president raised $2 million for his re-election campaign during the trip.
"I think if somebody really wanted to do a good deed for the president, they could make a donation to cover the cost, get a tax deduction," Joseloff said according to CBS New York. "We'll be happy and hopefully they'll be happy."
This isn't the first time local officials have gotten in a dispute over payments for security costs to accommodate presidential candidates. The city of Newport Beach, Calif., for months has been trying to get the Obama campaign to pay $35,000 in security costs for a fundraiser earlier this year. According to the Los Angeles Times, though, the Romney campaign did reimburse the city for security costs at a Republican fundraiser.
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