"Who's Ripping off Main Street Now?"

Obama presidential campaign still owes City of Springfield, IL $55,457 ----------------------------------- From Washington Examiner By: David Freddoso, Online Opinion Editor 02/02/10 8:30 AM EST The city of Springfield still hasn’t been fully repaid for costs associated with hosting then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign stop in the fall of 2008. Obama’s presidential campaign was sent a bill for $68,139, and still owes the city $55,457…“We’ve spoken to a lot of people and have found a lot of circles…We’ve been kind of bounced from place to place with respect to that particular event.” Attempts to get a comment for this story from the Obama campaign were unsuccessful. The White House referred comments to the Democratic National Committee. A spokesman at the DNC didn’t respond to questions sent via e-mail. “Let’s turn them over to a collection agency,” quipped Ward 3 Ald.Frank Kunz. His remark prompted laughter from aldermen during a recent budget workshop “I’m serious,” he said. “If you guys are serious about going after him, turn them over to a collection agency.” Who’s ripping off Main Street now? --------------------------