President Obama will campaign Tuesday in Reno, delivering remarks at Truckee Meadows Community College. The Obama campaign says the event is open to the public, but tickets are required and will be available at Obama campaign offices in Reno and Carson City beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday.
The president will talk about the upcoming election, focusing on how his plan for the economy, jobs and paying down the nation’s debt differs from that of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. It will be Obama’s third visit to northern Nevada in recent months, including an official state-visit to speak to the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Convention on July 23rd.
So far all the campaign visits the president has made to the Reno area has cost local taxpayers $350-thousand for the extra police protection. When the Reno Police Department asked the Secret Service for possible reimbursement, the department was told by the Secret Service, it considers the work the RPD does, part of the departments civic duty.
Not only is the president not creating jobs in Northern Nevada, he’s also making Northern Nevada taxpayers foot some of the bill for his campaign visits which should be picked up by the Democratic National Committe or the Obama Campaign.