Mac Collins got $400,000.00 from the President’s visit, but it looks like he’ll be paying back a good bit.
President Bush’s visit to the midstate Tuesday raised more than $400,000 for Mac Collins’ congressional bid, campaign officials said Wednesday, but a chunk of that money will be used to reimburse taxpayers for the cost of the trip.
Campaign staff and the White House aren’t yet saying how much will be reimbursed or how much the visit will cost once figures are tallied for Air Force One’s flight, security from Washington and the massive local and state law enforcement presence.
The White House will bill the Collins campaign for the trip, and that bill may include some sort of reimbursement for local law enforcement costs, campaign communications director Bill Hagan said Wednesday. But Hagan said the bill might not show up for a week, and that he can’t give a final tally until then.