South Fla. Tea Party skips out on bill for Trump rally

Alec Jacobs Contributor
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The South Florida Tea Party hosted its third annual tax day rally featuring Donald Trump in April, but apparently have yet to pay the $6,145 they owe the city of Boca Raton, according to the Broward Palm Beach New Times.

The city has sent invoices to the Tea Party for various costs associated with the event, including for barricades and police security. Mike Woika, Boca Raton’s Assistant City Manager, said the Tea Party had agreed to pay Bob’s Barricades a little over $3,000, but failed to follow through on that promise.

The city also claims the Tea Party ignored another $3,000 bill for security costs.

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The New Times writes of the irony of the Tea Party leaving the bill to Boca: “If they don’t pay it…those real ‘fiscal conservatives’ would be causing government spending.”

A spokesperson for the South Florida Tea Party says the organization is “working on paying” back the city.