NH college town asks President Obama to foot estimated $30K security bill
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DURHAM, NH (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) A New Hampshire community is asking President Barack Obama to foot the bill for additional safety personnel during his upcoming visit.
In a press release, the town of Durham requests that President Obama's campaign reimburse the estimated $20,000 to $20,000 needed to fund additional police and fire safety services during his Monday visit to the University of New Hampshire.
"Community leaders do not believe that costs associated with the campaign should be borne by local taxpayers," reads the release.
Officials add that the town would normally absorb the costs during a Presidential visit, but since this is seen as a campaign visit, they feel it should be up to the campaign to fund the extra security.
As of Friday, a financial agreement had not been reached between the Obama for America campaign and the Town of Durham. However, Durham officials say they are hopeful that the matter can be resolved during the weekend.