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Anonymous Donation Ends Stalemate Between Town, Obama Campaign

The $20,000 donation will cover public safety costs for the president's visit.

DURHAM, NH – The Town of Durham announced Sunday that an anonymous donor has agreed to cover public safety costs associated with President Obama's visit on Monday, .

In a press release issued at 4 p.m., Durham Town Council Chairman Jay Gooze and Chairman Pro-tem James E. Lawson said an anonymous Durham resident contacted Gooze and Town Administrator Todd Selig on Sunday afternoon and offered to pay for town public safety costs up to $20,000.

"The donor wanted us to make public his/her sentiment that our Town had done the right thing in asking the campaign to do its part," the release said. "We are grateful for this generous offer. With this development we have decided to cancel Monday's special Town Council meeting. The issue of proper compensation for public services from any political candidate is a matter for discussion at a future Town Council meeting."

[You can read a copy of the full letter to the right.]

The town had said that the Obama campaign should pay the $20,000 to $30,000 in police overtime costs it will take to provide protection for on Monday afternoon because it is a campaign event and not an official presidential visit. But the Obama campaign wouldn't pay, which led the Durham Town Council to schedule a special meeting for Monday morning to address the issue.

The press release issued by the town Sunday said "now is not the time to further deliberate the issue," but to look forward to Monday's visit. "It is a privilege for any town to host a sitting President of any party and we do not take that responsibility lightly. Durham residents will welcome the President with open arms tomorrow and the proud members of our police and fire departments will do their jobs with honor."

The press release also stressed that the town's request was not motivated by partisan politics, as the majority of Durham residents are registered Democrats, but by a need to ensure that expenses outside the town budget "are recovered in a fair and equitable manner." It also commended Selig for "respectfully raising the issue."

T Rex July 12, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Do not believe someone donated until we see the cash
rick barasso August 05, 2012 at 02:18 PM
?????????
rick barasso August 05, 2012 at 04:12 PM
News flash NEWS FLASH CALLS LIBERALS "EXTREME" In a related story, POT CALLS KETTLE BLACK
Atlant September 06, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Wow! A whole $2,000! So why does it cost $20,000 when the Democrat comes around?
Sylvan Tieger October 02, 2012 at 08:29 PM
When the savage loses the election Or when his time is up watch the presidential "pardons" that will be given ( sold) like the Clinton regime feeing NJ cop killers. Anyone want to guess which low lives will be given a get out of jail free card from the Bama? By the way so far the "spread the wealth" folks spent slightly over 1 BILLION dollars on vacations as your asked to tighten your belts "Let them eat cake" Mrs savage stated when hearing more people are on food stamps then any other time in this nations history
Paul Mercury October 02, 2012 at 10:07 PM
"The savage"? Nice. Today's GOP voter. It's all they have left.
Atlant October 02, 2012 at 11:23 PM
"The savage"? You folks on the Right don't even *ATTEMPT* to hide your racism any more, do you?
Atlant October 02, 2012 at 11:24 PM
"The savage"? You folks on the Right don't even *ATTEMPT* to hide your racism any more, do you?
Fly on the Wall October 02, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Obama is a career politician... Romney, while I think the GOP could have done better, at least held a job and ran a business. Over a trillion dollars in cash is sitting on the sidelines because big business is willing to wait for a new president...
Old Pizza October 03, 2012 at 09:29 AM
You got it! Generation after generation are raised in the entitlement mode and kept solidly anchored on the bottom rung of the intelligence ladder.
Old Pizza October 03, 2012 at 09:32 AM
Excellent post! Of course, it's offensive to the democrats who thrive on this stuff.
Old Pizza October 03, 2012 at 09:59 AM
Racism? You democrats refer to any term used to describe Obama other than "His Holiness" as racism. There's nothing racist about calling Obama a savage, a socialist, a Marxist, anti-American or a failure. The problem is you democrats have no rebuttal when confronted with the truth about your idol. So you resort to screaming "racism" whenever anyone hits a raw nerve with you. Keep in mind that no matter what you or anyone else calls Obama, his administration and his policies are a complete failure.
JIM October 03, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Don't mind the commiecrats S T, the race card is all they have .......and they have decks of them. Where was their outrage when President Bush was called names much worse than savage, oh thats right , President Bush is a republican and its perfectly acceptable to degrade a republican President....meanwhile we have another ''bump in the road'' for obungler, as a border patrol agent is killed by the democrats lack of border security, illegal immigration and sale of weapons to the Mexican drug lords with their Fast and Furious gun running deals
Sylvan Tieger October 03, 2012 at 07:48 PM
A Savage such as the Clinton / Bama is a mind set they are above any laws "We are the president" allowed an unarmed child to be shot in the back and no one was brought to justice Then there was the unprovoked massacre at Wako Texas Yet Hellery Clinton called NYC police "murders" President Bush brought Sadam to trial the savage in the oval office had an unarmed man assassinated because SAVAGES do not believe in due process Savages will also use American Army tanks to attack civilians and use drones to kill 15 people hoping that possibly one terrorist may be taken out of the gene pool A save like a wild animal is kept inside a zoo AKA "city housing" an animal needs to be feed by its captors like three generations of people on hand outs A slave depends on their master to house them, feed them, give them some kind of limited health care but never would allow these bottom feeders to actually improve their lot in life It was a republican name Lincoln who freed the slaves and it was the southern democraps that stated the KKK Dr, Rice, or General Powell would have been amazing presidents.
Sylvan Tieger October 03, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Dr, Rice, or General Powell would have been amazing presidents. We have in the oval office a savage who is amazing at spending other peoples money. Look at the donations the Bama's gave before holding public office Think about how Mrs Savage spent over 1 BILLION dollars on vacations that could have build hospitals, schools used to hire police ,fire and teachers 1 BILLION on vacation that could have been used to help the elderly, helped people start their own business History does repeat itself as Mrs Savage stated "let them eat cake" while on her $135,000,000 vacation to Spain. The top poorest states have voted for democratic over and over and yet their lot in life remains the same. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results Anti Gun laws where placed in effect to keep blacks from obtaining a firearm legally, Feinstein (D) Schmuer (D) Boxer (D) Pelosi (D) Hellery Clinton (D) It is not actually a gun control issue it is CONTROL as a FREE Man does not have to ask permission to own a firearm to protect his family and his home
Sylvan Tieger October 03, 2012 at 08:46 PM
U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 A merican Community Survey, August 2007 What do the top ten cities (over 250,000) with the highest poverty rate all have in common? Detroit, MI (1st on the poverty rate list) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1961; Buffalo, NY (2nd) hasn't elected one since 1954; Cincinnati , OH (3rd)...since 1984; Cleveland , OH (4th)...since 1989; Miami , FL (5th) has never had a Republican mayor; St. Louis , MO (6th)....since 1949; El Paso , TX (7th) has never had a Republican mayor; Milwaukee , WI (8th)...since 1908; Philadelphia , P A (9th)...since 1952; Newark , NJ (10th)...since 1907. Einstein once said, 'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.' It is the poor who habitually elect Democrats---yet they are still POOR Stupidity is forever
Sylvan Tieger October 03, 2012 at 08:47 PM
To: President Obama and all 535 voting members of the Legislature, It is now official you are ALL corrupt morons: The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke. Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor" and they only want more. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke. Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke. The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure. You have FAILED in every "government service" you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars. AND YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM??
Sylvan Tieger October 03, 2012 at 09:01 PM
""The savage"? You folks on the Right don't even *ATTEMPT* to hide your racism any more, do you?" Oh my So when the police or news casters state "someone was savagely beaten" the democratic mentality is "it had to be a black doing the crime"??? Talk about RACISM the democratic party needs to look at their voting records on civil rights and whom they consider a "savage" as I never mentioned Color the democrap did My,my LEFTY your saying all savages are black or SEMI white?
Sylvan Tieger October 04, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Someone gets a "savage beating" as stated on CBS , CNN, ABC are they raciest channels? No place did anyone mention color. The Oklahoma bombing some "raciest democrap reporter " stated it was a savage attack One has to love the diseased min set of the democraps who think people cannot provide for themselves they are and have a need to be taken care of from birth until death going on 4 generations When the savage in the oval office along with HELLery Clinton are tried for war crimes for the mass killings of civilians using drones hoping to kill one terrorist without due process it should be interesting to see all the excuses these low lives come up with Reverend knock them up Jesse Jackson telling Wild Bill Clinton about the vows he took for marriage is another case of democraps telling others what to do but it is not for them Chuck Schmuer has a full carry permit like Feinstein yet they are against "savages" from obtaining a firearm legally Eric Holder thus far has the blood of three border agents on his hands plus countless Mexicans citizens that were killed because of fast and furious . The very least is manslaughter charges should be levied against Hellery and Holder as there will be a lot more killings with the firearms that were sold to drug cartels under the Bama blessings
Sylvan Tieger October 07, 2012 at 03:19 PM
This is what another civilized country thinks about the "savage" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNhUI8ktHuw&feature=player_embedded
Sylvan Tieger October 07, 2012 at 03:22 PM
WE must allow Mr. Bama to have another 4 terms in office as these fine citizens depend on him http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5tqH7UrzOw&feature=player_embedded
T Rex October 22, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Nashua mayor expects Obama campaign to pick up tab for Saturday visit Nashua officials, who covered the costs of Obama’s last visit to the city in February, will ask the president’s campaign to cover the expenses of this weekend’s visit, Lozeau said Monday. this weekend, Obama will appear as part of his re-election campaign, which Lozeau said should not, and will not cost local taxpayers. Obama’s Nashua visit will be his second to the state in as many weeks, and his sixth this year. http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/980422-469/nashua-mayor-expects-obama-campaign-to-pick.html Good luck to Nashua taxpayers in collecting.
Shar December 10, 2012 at 04:33 PM
There is nothing new here, because Communists and Socialists have been doing this for the past hundred years. The only thing new, is that they now have power in American and plan to destroy our economy, our prosperity, our wealth, our success, our superpower status, our freedoms, our religions, our families, our hope, and our self worth. Why? To enslave us. That’s what they always do. It’s about the acquisition of power. Will they succeed? The outcome is still in question. They have pushed our nation very far down that road to totalitarianism. Only “We the People…” can stop it. The Tea Party Movement has come a long way, because they are proclaiming the truth and the direction we need to go. But they need our support and our votes. Do you want to live in Detroit? If the Progressive Liberal Communists are not stopped, that will be our future. Not just for the inner cities, but for every city, town, and village in America.
Shar December 10, 2012 at 04:37 PM
There is nothing new here, because Communists and Socialists have been doing this for the past hundred years. The only thing new, is that they now have power in American and plan to destroy our economy, our prosperity, our wealth, our success, our superpower status, our freedoms, our religions, our families, our hope, and our self worth. Why? To enslave us. That’s what they always do. It’s about the acquisition of power. Will they succeed? The outcome is still in question. They have pushed our nation very far down that road to totalitarianism. Only “We the People…” can stop it. The Tea Party Movement has come a long way, because they are proclaiming the truth and the direction we need to go. But they need our support and our votes. Do you want to live in Detroit? If the Progressive Liberal Communists are not stopped, that will be our future. Not just for the inner cities, but for every city, town, and village in America.
Atlant December 10, 2012 at 04:56 PM
And so another anonymous kook checks in... > The Tea Party Movement has come a long way, because they are > proclaiming the truth and the direction we need to go. But they > need our support and our votes. You're late to the Tea Party; it's already fading from the American political scene.
Shar December 10, 2012 at 05:19 PM
The Tea Party IS the American People, the Dimo's are a carbon copy of the Communist Party
Steve From NH December 10, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Lots of accusations, no evidence - got anything to back up your BS? And I mean facts, not the made up stuff from the usual raving paranoid lunatic web sites.
Steve From NH December 10, 2012 at 05:39 PM
The Tea Party is a few American People. As far as being THE American people or representing us, I think your color palette is a little too monochromatic for that. You know you can fight change, but you're not going to win - it's one of the inevitables... Let go of all of the hatred you have for those that don't think, act or look like you, use what's left. Stop reading those emails you get with all the hate speech. You might be happier.
Atlant December 14, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Shar: Seek help! You need it! One of the clearest signs of mental illness is an inability to tell reality from fantasy.
skram bled December 14, 2012 at 06:38 PM
A good first step for the Tea Party would be to stop claiming that you're the "real Americans". It makes members of the party look ignorant, foolish, prejudiced, racist, and hateful of their own neighbors. We're all real Americans here (except for illegal immigrants of course, but that's not who I'm talking about). And calling Democrats communists is about the same as calling Republicans fascists. Neither accomplishes or proves anything except that all you're capable of is resorting to childish name-calling when you don't have a real argument.

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