Arapahoe Sheriff To Mitt: You Owe Me $25,000

Sheriff Grayson Robinson Set To Send Mitt Romney Campaign $25,000 Bill

Written by Brian MaassCENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson says all the hours have been tallied and he will be handing a bill to Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s political campaign for $25,059.57 for security costs after a rally in the county earlier this month.

“I think this is the right thing to do,” said Robinson, who plans to hand deliver his bill to the Romney campaign on Friday.

Robinson said he had to deploy 61 deputies for about four hours to deal with the Feb. 6 rally at Arapahoe High School that attracted 4,200 people.

The Sheriff has said he doesn’t think taxpayers should have to subsidize political rallys, especially when the campaigns are flush with money that they are spending on television advertizing and marketing.

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Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney holds a campaign rally at Arapahoe High School in Centennial on Feb. 6, 2012. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Robinson said he’s not sure if the campaign will cough up the money.

He previously sent bills to both Sen. Michael Bennet and Ken Buck for security at their rallies when they were running for Senate, but neither paid up.

Robinson is a Republican.

Earlier this month when she heard about Robinson’s intention a Romney spokeswoman told the Associated Press it would be the first local security tab the campaign has encountered. She didn’t say whether the Arapahoe County bill would be paid

RELATED: Arapahoe County Sheriff Wants To Bill Candidates For Security

Comments

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  1. Bill Schurman says:

    Surely Ritchie Rich will pay up.

  2. Tina says:

    Sheriff Grayson Robinson for President 2012!!!

  3. NORM ALLEN says:

    THEY ALL SHOULD PAY WHEN THEY HAVE A RALLY, IT’S ONLY RIGHT. NEXT TIME, TELL THEM THEY HAVE TO PAY UP FRONT OR NO RALLY CAN BE HELD. 100 GRAND DEPOSIT AND WHEN THE BILL IS FIGURED UP AND IF THERE’S ANY LEFT THEY CAN SEND A REFUND. IF THEY WANT. LOL

    1. hotcj says:

      Right on!! To make sure that the taxpayers don’t have to pay. Who gets to have such a self righteous attitude about spreading the bills around!!! If they held the rally and not everyone came so why shoul everyone pay.

  4. david says:

    How much does Obumbles owe for his visit?

    1. monkey says:

      he’s the president….romney is NOT………it’s a shame you are to ignorant to figure that out for yourself. maybe if fox news told you, you’d understand….but they don’t want you to understand these things, do they, sweetie???

      1. Larry says:

        He’s the president… So what? Does that make our bills any less? If we going to charge one, we need to charge them all.

      2. monkey says:

        yes…there is no difference between the leader of our country and any old rich guy that comes along, right???

        idiot.

  5. carmichael says:

    Advertising. Spell check.

  6. Rob Wilson says:

    Good luck collecting on that. I definitely agree though. We scream and moan about people getting a little help with medical and unemployment but don’t blink when we throw thousands of tax dollars at rich campaigners who aren’t dropping a dime of their own money anyways.

  7. Larry says:

    So.. Do we bill Obama (or George) when they came to town?

    1. monkey says:

      again…..NO. if a president is visiting on official business for YOU a citizen…..YOU pay. since romney is a candidate….we wont pay him to RUN. maybe if you understood the importance of the president of the united states you’d stop asking silly questions……and stop voting for people like bush.

      1. Ratt says:

        Comon Monkey man, Obama should pay too, he has been campaigning his whole term.

  8. Browncloud says:

    This is a good thing. We the people should not have to pay

  9. Mike says:

    We need to set a standard in this country you pay for what you use or do. With all the states and counties facing budget shortfalls the correct action is to charge for the service. Any private company or person would have to pay for their security. The federal and local politicians have spent taxpayer money on many questionable act and It is time for everyone to pay their bill on time and the taxpayers do not need to bailout anybody anymore. The candidates can use their fundraising abilities to generate their security costs. The time for accountable government is here. If you do not have it to spend then it does not get purchased what ever it is. A lesson I have had to learn and now the politicians in both parties will have to learn.

  10. COT says:

    More showboating by sheriff Robinson. He should do his job while he still has one.

  11. K says:

    This is just about Robinson getting his face on TV more than anything. He knows they won’t pay the bill he fabricated. He’s a fool and will probably follow in the foot steps of the previous sheriff of Arapahoe County… I feel sorry for the fools that voter for this idiot.

  12. Asodeska says:

    Let me see.

    Has Obama paid the millions he owes Denver for the security for his campaign trips here?
    No?
    Huh.

  13. Ibn Whackinit says:

    Bennet and Marksey haven`t paid either..Couple of these numbnuts posters calling Romney Ritchie Rich..ETC..ignore that..

  14. LB says:

    I was at that event. I did not see 61 police officers. I saw 2.

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