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NH Town Seeks Compensation For Obama Campaign Stop

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File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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 — regardless of political party.

Town Administrator Todd Selig says the town has contacted the Obama for America campaign’s New Hampshire office, but so far an agreement hasn’t been reached for the campaign to reimburse the town for campaign-related costs.

Obama is scheduled to speak Monday at Durham’s Oyster River High School.

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