Newport Beach Sends Obama $35K Bill For Campaign Visit
Officials in the mansion and beach town said that the extra security brought on by President Obama’s visit cost the city thousands of dollars.
City Manager Dave Kiff, who came up with the idea of billing the President directly, said the President’s visit is no different from any other public or private event since it was campaign related.
“If another private event that large and which required that much police presence occurred, we would bill the event sponsor,” Kiff said.
President Obama visited Newport’s Corona del Mar neighborhood to hold a breakfast with wealthy donors. It was one of several Florida stops along the campaign trail.
The town’s revenue office sent the invoice to Obama’s campaign office in Chicago May 10. It’s due June 9.
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