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Americans For Prosperity-New Hampshire: No Taxpayer Resources for Campaign Events

August 15, 2012

WINDHAM – Americans for Prosperity-New Hampshire is calling today on leaders in the town of Windham to not use taxpayer resources during the upcoming Obama for America campaign stop in the town.  The President is scheduled to make a campaign visit to Windham this Saturday.

“As both a financial watchdog and a resident of Windham, I believe that no taxpayer resources, including time, personnel or monies, should be used to support campaign activities for any candidate for public office,” said Corey R. Lewandowski, State Director of Americans for Prosperity-New Hampshire. “The taxpayers of Windham should not be responsible for shouldering any financial burden brought on by this or any other political visit.”

Americans for Prosperity-New Hampshire sent a letter today to the Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Bruce Breton, as well as Town Manager David Sullivan and Chief of Police Gerald Lewis and Chief of the Fire Department Tom McPherson urging that no town resources be utilized during the upcoming Obama for America campaign visit to the town of Windham unless such funds are secured in advance from the Obama for America campaign and/or a relevant federal government agency.

“Federal law prohibits the use of taxpayer funds for campaign activities,” continued Lewandowski.  “Additionally, incurring these costs for this political visit sets a dangerous and costly precedent which would preclude us from declining to pay for the costs of other campaign stops by other candidates moving forward.”

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