CENTENNIAL, 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.
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