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Anonymous Donor Agrees To Cover Costs For Obama Campaign Stop In NH
CBS ^ | June 24, 2012 6:22 PM | Doug Cope

Posted on 06/24/2012 7:59:20 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

DURHAM, N.H. (CBS) – An anonymous donor has agreed to pay a New Hampshire town’s extra security costs for President Barack Obama’s visit on Monday.

Durham officials say they didn’t mean to raise a ruckus, but they didn’t have the money budgeted for police, fire and EMS services needed for President Obama’s visit, and the Obama for America campaign said they wouldn’t pay.

“Some people are very positive about the position that the town has taken to date, and others have been very critical. Some have expressed it as being ‘un-American’ the position we have taken, others feel it is the right thing to do, and campaigns, whoever the party, whatever the party, should pay the costs associated with the visit,” said Durham Town Manager Todd Selig.

Town Council Chair Jay Gooze says a local resident has stepped up to the plate.

“An anonymous donor, a Durham resident, contacted the town administrator and council chair, and offered to pay for town public safety costs up to $20,000. The donor wanted us to make public his or her sentiment that the town had done the right thing in asking the campaign to do its part,” said Gooze.

Officials said the donor craves privacy, and just felt this was the right thing to do.

“We are grateful for this generous offer,” said Gooze.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: campaign; campaignfinance; durham; obama

1 posted on 06/24/2012 7:59:26 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

Collecting all the forks in town sure adds up.


2 posted on 06/24/2012 8:02:42 PM PDT by pingman ("Human history seems logical in afterthought, but a mystery in forethought." (Strauss & Howe))
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To: Hunton Peck
Liberal elites support Obama - they've got the money. That's what's happening here. Some uber rich guy is funding Obama.

That crap about giving wedding gifts is bogus - then again if dems can find one person to do it, the MSM will run with it like it's Christmas... that, they'll notice.

3 posted on 06/24/2012 8:03:43 PM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: Hunton Peck
the Obama for America campaign said they wouldn’t pay.

Slackers and grifters never want to pay.

4 posted on 06/24/2012 8:04:03 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Congrats to John Murtha! He hasn't slandered a Marine in over two years now!!!)
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To: pingman

Forks?


5 posted on 06/24/2012 8:05:14 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Hunton Peck
Interesting that you would find a bunch of racists in a university town like Durham. Surely they could find the money somewhere--fire a teacher or something.

Curious that Obama for America wouldn't pay. Maybe they get used to stiffing communities in 2008 with expenses like these and don't expect to have to change in 2012.

6 posted on 06/24/2012 8:06:12 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Hunton Peck

This raises an interesting point. Who pays for security for Romney?

How many times has some small town or city ponied up tens of thousands for Obama’s campaign fundraiser security?

I sense a hidden cash flow of several hundred thousand here, paid for by citizens through local taxes.

This local benefactor just underlined the whole money issue.

What if the town said NO! What would State Sponsored Media do?


7 posted on 06/24/2012 8:08:42 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Hunton Peck

Contribution Limits

An individual may give a maximum of:
• $2,500 per election to a Federal candidate or the candidate’s campaign committee.

Source (Federal Election Commission): http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/citizens.shtml#how_much


8 posted on 06/24/2012 8:08:52 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Hunton Peck

If this is a campaign cost - as the town claims - does this run afoul of individual contributor limits?

I bet the FEC will be right on THAT.


9 posted on 06/24/2012 8:08:59 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Verginius Rufus
When you are the handmaidens of the messiah you can't be bothered with incidentals like money. That's for the little people to worry about.
10 posted on 06/24/2012 8:09:45 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: bolobaby

See #8


11 posted on 06/24/2012 8:10:48 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Hunton Peck

Those Egyptian moslems know which side their bread is buttered on....So to speak...


12 posted on 06/24/2012 8:11:35 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Hunton Peck

He won’t be allowed to stay anonymous for long.


13 posted on 06/24/2012 8:30:06 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Hunton Peck

Qhy isn’t a campaign responsible for all these extra costs???


14 posted on 06/24/2012 8:32:47 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Hunton Peck

Asking the big eared Kenyan to pay is RACIST!!!


15 posted on 06/24/2012 8:43:59 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: ridesthemiles

Where have you *been* for the last 4 years?

LOL


16 posted on 06/24/2012 8:45:25 PM PDT by Salamander (I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name.)
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To: Hunton Peck
“Some people are very positive about the position that the town has taken to date, and others have been very critical. Some have expressed it as being ‘un-American’ the position we have taken, others feel it is...

Actually, saddling the town's taxpayers with a huge bill to benefit the mooching moslem/communist/packer would be "un-American".

Live Free or Die!

17 posted on 06/24/2012 8:57:04 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: rockrr
He won’t be allowed to stay anonymous for long.

I'm sure our ever alert media is working on IDing the guy right now.

18 posted on 06/24/2012 9:36:40 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1251 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: bolobaby

“I bet the FEC will be right on THAT.”

Suuuuure they will, just like they got right on these guys.

http://www.redstate.com/erick/2010/07/13/democrats-go-to-canada-its-a-fundraising-excursion/


19 posted on 06/24/2012 9:47:37 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: GOPJ

“Liberal elites support Obama - they’ve got the money. That’s what’s happening here. Some uber rich guy is funding Obama.”

With all due respect, I think you may be wrong on this one - the donor said he wanted it to be known that the community did the right thing by asking the BHO campaign to pay this cost.

I think this donor may have been trying to make it right with the town and hopes it becomes known that the BHO campaign were pikers and tried to stiff them.


20 posted on 06/24/2012 9:55:30 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: GOPJ

“Liberal elites support Obama - they’ve got the money. That’s what’s happening here. Some uber rich guy is funding Obama.”

With all due respect, I think you may be wrong on this one - the donor said he wanted it to be known that the community did the right thing by asking the BHO campaign to pay this cost.

I think this donor may have been trying to make it right with the town and hopes it becomes known that the BHO campaign were pikers and tried to stiff them.


21 posted on 06/24/2012 10:00:19 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: Hunton Peck

I don’t get this. According to news reports Obama is raking in millions of dollars every week at these ritzy fundraisers with celebrities. Why can’t they afford to spend $20,000?


22 posted on 06/24/2012 10:01:48 PM PDT by dupree
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To: GOPJ

Sorry for the double post!


23 posted on 06/24/2012 10:04:15 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: dupree
I don’t get this. According to news reports Obama is raking in millions of dollars every week at these ritzy fundraisers with celebrities. Why can’t they afford to spend $20,000?

In May, the Obama campaign collected $60 million.

In May, the Obama campaign spent $74 million.

24 posted on 06/24/2012 10:11:38 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Hunton Peck

Martha Stewart?


25 posted on 06/24/2012 10:14:45 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: ridesthemiles; Salamander

The article says the donor offered to pay the costs “up to $20,000.”

How much you wanna bet that if the town only spends $10,000, the campaign will tell then to cough up the other ten?

(If they’ll try to grab people’s wedding and birthday gifts, it would only be in character.)


26 posted on 06/24/2012 11:14:11 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: pingman
Collecting all the forks in town sure adds up.

Even if all the forks are sterling silver (I'd go with titanium), it still doesn't add up.

27 posted on 06/24/2012 11:27:13 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Hunton Peck

Good. That’s $20,000 that will NOT be spent on TV, Radio and Newspaper ads. Way to go Durham. Every mid-sized town/city should require the Obama Campaign to pay their fair share. After all, isn’t the Obama campaign raising a $Billion this campaign season? (/sarc.)


28 posted on 06/24/2012 11:28:17 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Hunton Peck

Yo—DURHAM, N.H., Get the cash UP FRONT!!


29 posted on 06/24/2012 11:44:33 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (That Kenyan, muzzy bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: Hunton Peck

I’ll bet its gone down like this....

Town asks for money, campaign does not want to set precedent of paying for town visit because everyone will then ask, so says NO publically but in fact pays it on the quiet to do it, bet the mystery donor is linked to obama campaign.


30 posted on 06/24/2012 11:58:40 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: Hunton Peck

No Ceaser, no! Do not go to Rome!


31 posted on 06/25/2012 12:55:41 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Hunton Peck

new way to make a campaign donation without the restrictions ?

watch for more of this...


32 posted on 06/25/2012 3:55:39 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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To: DBrow

re: forks. Obama’s security confiscated all the forks from the facility where he was meeting with a group of Latino supporters last week.


33 posted on 06/25/2012 4:08:05 AM PDT by pingman ("Human history seems logical in afterthought, but a mystery in forethought." (Strauss & Howe))
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To: bolobaby
If this is a campaign cost - as the town claims - does this run afoul of individual contributor limits?

Not only that, but what happens when this person tries to deduct this contribution on his or her income taxes?

34 posted on 06/25/2012 4:10:05 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: llandres

Those silly Koch Brothers and their shinanigans.


35 posted on 06/25/2012 4:18:07 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: llandres
Those silly Koch Brothers and their shenanigans.
36 posted on 06/25/2012 4:18:15 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Hunton Peck
Let me guess who ;

George Sorass is the donor

37 posted on 06/25/2012 5:17:28 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: pingman

“re: forks. Obama’s security confiscated all the forks from the facility where he was meeting with a group of Latino supporters last week.”

And knives as well.


38 posted on 06/26/2012 12:37:23 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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