Anonymous donor picks up Obama’s tab in New Hampshire

Ryan Lovelace Contributor
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An anonymous donor has picked up the tab for one of President Barack Obama’s campaign stops, CBS Boston reports.

The donor, who wished to remain anonymous, contacted the Durham, N.H., town council chair and administrator with an offer to pay up to $20,000 in public safety costs associated with Obama’s Monday campaign stop.

Town Administrator Todd Selig had previously requested that the Obama campaign pay the public safety costs because the town could not afford a price tag that was more than 25 percent of Durham’s budgeted public safety overtime costs for the fiscal year, according to the Bangor Daily News.

The anonymous donation came after Selig scheduled an emergency meeting Monday morning to discuss the possibility of taking the symbolic action of disinviting the president, according to Fosters.

Town Council Chair Jay Gooze said the anonymous donor wanted it known that he thought “the town had done the right thing in asking the campaign to do its part.”

Obama is expected to speak at Oyster River High School Monday in a free-to-the-public event.