Obama’s presidential campaign was sent a bill for $68,139, and still owes the city $55,457, according to Ernie Slottag, the city’s spokesman.The cynic in me has quite a few comments inside, but I'll refrain from making them today. I'll simply say there seems to be a pattern here.
The city has been trying — unsuccessfully — to collect payment, Ken Crutcher, the city’s director of office of budget and management told aldermen recently [more].
02 February 2010
What's taking so long?
Springfield's State Journal-Register reports the City of Springfield (Illinois) is still awaiting reimbursement for hosting President Barack Obama's visit to the Capitol during his campaign on 23 August 2008: