Police Chief: Bernie Is the First Candidate to Ever Offer and Pay Police Overtime
When Presidential candidates come to town, local police departments spring into action to ensure not only that candidate’s safety, but the safety of the public and everyone involved. Substantial time and resources are spent planning and executing such events, which if not reimbursed by the campaigns, must be covered by local taxpayers.
“I think a lot of people just assume that those costs are being reimbursed, and they aren’t,” Marshalltown, IA Police Chief Mike Tupper, told me over the phone Tuesday afternoon.
“I am happy to report that Bernie Sanders paid.”
Not only did Sanders pay, “He actually asked up front how much, and he paid those costs, which makes him the first candidate to do so in my 23 years [of law enforcement in Iowa].”
“Bernie Sanders actually asked up front how much, and he paid those costs, which makes him the first candidate to do so in my 23 years.” – Mike Tupper, Marshalltown Police Chief
For 10 years during the 1980s, Bernie Sanders served as the highly popular Mayor of Burlington, Vermont. It is no surprise then to see his campaign show an understanding and respect for the challenges faced by municipalities and local police departments.
Marshalltown isn’t alone. Other cities, like the capital of Des Moines, also incurred additional overtime expenses, which to date remain unpaid by the Clinton campaign.
Unfortunately for residents in these Iowa towns, Clinton has an awful record of paying her bills on time — despite being bankrolled by Wall Street.
During her 2008 Presidential bid, Clinton racked up an eye-popping $25 million of debt, which took her until 2013 to pay back. Clinton’s last debt was repaid over four years after it was accrued.
With her campaign now officially suspended, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is confronting still another challenge: whittling down what is believed to be the largest presidential campaign debt in history. – New York Times (June 10, 2008)
To pay off the debt, in 2012 Politico reported, “Bill Clinton is asking his wife’s supporters to help pay off lingering debt from her 2008 presidential campaign as speculation grows on whether she will run again in 2016.”
“In a message to Hillary Clinton’s email list, the former president offered donors the chance to spend a day with him in New York City if they gave to the fund before December 6.”
Though she’d prefer you forget, in 2014 Clinton claimed to have left the White House in 2001 “not only dead broke but in debt,” saying her and Bill “struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages for houses.” (Here are the houses).We dig into Hillary Clinton's "dead broke" claim and find it wanting. Mostly False.http://t.co/pLbSdjTQdP