Obama campaign owes Springfield $55K
April 29, 2010 (SPRINFIELD, Ill.) (WLS) -- Officials in Springfield are still trying to collect thousands of dollars owed by the 2008 campaign of then-senator Barack Obama.
A spokesman for the city says it sent the campaign a bill for $68,000 for expenses from August of 2008 when then Senator Joe Biden was introduced as Mr. Obama's running mate.
The campaign still owes the city $55,000.
The costs are from police and fire protection for the event which was held at the old capitol building.
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