NH town seeks compensation for Obama campaign stop
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- 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.
Town Administrator Todd Selig said Saturday the Obama campaign had decided it won't reimburse the town for those costs.
In a statement, the Obama campaign said, "The campaign will follow all rules and pay for the portion of travel that relates to political events, as has been true for previous incumbent presidential candidates."
Obama is scheduled to speak Monday at Durham's Oyster River High School.