Democrats refuse overtime costs for Obama visit - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Democrats refuse overtime costs for Obama visit

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) - Westport's first selectman says the town has been informed it won't be reimbursed thousands of dollars for President Barack Obama's visit for a fundraiser earlier this month.
    
First Selectman Gordon Joseloff says the Democratic National Committee notified the town it won't pay police and fire overtime costs totaling $nearly 15,000.
    
The town asked the DNC and Obama for America to pay the overtime costs incurred when the president arrived at Sherwood Island State Park on Aug. 6 to attend a fundraiser in Stamford and a $35,800 per person dinner at the Westport home of movie producer Harvey Weinstein.
    
The New Haven Register reports that an executive of the Democratic National Committee wrote that as a private organization it did not participate in security, traffic control, fire or emergency planning. She referred questions to the Secret Service.

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