11/18/2007

N.H. mulls charging presidential candidates for extra police

The Associated Press

CONWAY, N.H - Town officials are considering whether presidential campaigns should be charged for the cost of police protection and traffic control during campaign stops in town.

A recent visit by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton required nine police officers and led to four hours of overtime. With the campaign heating up by the day, that inspired selectmen to consider charging future campaigns for police coverage.

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