POLITICS (National, Local/Bay Area): 2016 presidential election, candidate rallies, unpaid invoices for city services, financial strain on local governments?: "Bernie Sanders campaign reportedly owes Solano County cities more than $82,000" ....
* San Francisco Chronicle: "Bernie Sanders campaign reportedly owes Solano County cities more than $82,000" - From the Chronicle:
The presidential campaigns of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders are leaving some cities that hosted their rallies with a bit of a financial strain.
According to a lengthy report by the Center for Public Integrity, a Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalism nonprofit in Washington D.C., all three major candidates owe substantial sums to municipalities and their police forces. Senator Sanders, however, is the only candidate self-reporting such debt. The "Debts and Obligations" reports filed by Trump and Clinton with the FEC do not list any of the expenses, despite invoices published in the Center for Public Integrity's report.
"The Trump campaign — despite receiving demand letters and collection notices — doesn't acknowledge in federal campaign financial disclosures that it owes cities a cent," the report reads. "Nor does the Clinton campaign, which hasn't paid at least $25,000 in bills. The Sanders campaign, in contrast, says in federal campaign filings that it owes $449,409, spread among nearly two dozen municipalities and law enforcement agencies."
Sanders' public admittance of debt is overshadowed by his campaign's delay in paying local governments. In California, the area that appears to have taken the biggest hit is Solano County, home to seven cities that dedicated significant resources and helped staff event security for Sanders' rallies in 2016.
As outlined by the Federal Election Commission, the Sanders campaign owes Solano County cities $82,264.86 collectively. The fees are said to be owed to city administrations, police departments, and fire officials.
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