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Presidential campaigns still owe Green Bay money for 2016 campaigns

Posted: 6:34 PM, Jun 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-18 19:41:21-04

GREEN BAY — President Trump will officially launch his 2020 campaign for re-election at a rally in Florida. As the new campaign season begins, some local governments are still waiting to be paid for the last one.

NBC 26 reached out to the city of Green Bay on Tuesday and they provided us with records showing both Democrats and Republicans still have not paid for the cost of their 2016 campaign visits.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign still owes the city more than $11,000 for her visit in March of 2016. President Trump’s campaign still has not paid their bill of over $9,000 for their visit in August of 2016.

The campaigns of Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders have paid their bills.

As for the recent Trump rally in Green Bay, the city tells NBC 26 they will not be billing the campaign.

"Currently our policy is not to bill a sitting President for a campaign visit or a Presidential visit,” says Celestine Jeffreys, the Chief of Staff at the Green Bay Mayor’s Office. “We do however bill other campaigns, presidential campaigns for their visits."

NBC 26 also reached out to the Brown County Sheriff's Office. They also do not bill campaigns for presidential visits. They provided us with a tally of overtime expenses for the President’s rally. Their records show it cost the county over $35,000 to host the President.

NBC 26 also talked with the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau. They told us they didn't have the information they needed to calculate the rally’s impact on the local economy.