Westport was informed this week that the town's request to have the DNC and Obama for America to cover the $14,812 the city paid in police and fire overtime was denied.
As reported here last month, this is not the first time local officials have gotten in a dispute over payments for security costs to accommodate Obama fundraisers. For months the city of Newport Beach, California has been trying to get the Obama campaign to pay $35,000 in security costs for a fundraiser earlier this year. Compare that to the Romney campaign which did reimburse the city for security costs at a Republican fundraiser.
In Westport Obama was offered the opportunity to "soften any hard feelings" in the town about the visit's costs by holding a public event, such as visiting a nearby 9/11 memorial. Although the memorial was just yards from where the president's helicopter landed, Obama did not visit it. That's gratitude for you. Once again, Democrats have no interest in paying bebts - not theirs, and not America's. /