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Obama cost taxpayers $100K as he racks in 1.2 million

Posted by billamos on August 22, 2012 at 3:15 PM

From Seattle Times


Cities pay a price for campaign swings: $100,000 for recent Obama visit

President Obama's fundraising trip to the Seattle area last month didn't include any public events, but local law-enforcement agencies still paid nearly $100,000 in overtime costs to protect him.

Local law-enforcement agencies spent nearly $100,000 in overtime to protect President Obama during a fundraising trip to the Seattle area last month, according to records released by the groups involved in the effort.

The roughly $98,500 tab, which won't be reimbursed, could have been much higher — the largest security force in the presidential motorcade, the Washington State Patrol, adjusted its schedules, shifting troopers from regular duties to avoid what would have been an additional $60,000 in overtime.


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