Republican National Convention Costs Include Money For Security Uniforms And Fire Hydrants

6:05 PM, Aug 28, 2012   |    comments
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Donors pay for the Republican National Convention, but you pay for other costs surrounding the event.

The host committee of each convention town is a not-for profit. They raise money to pay for the use of the convention center, the food, the goody bags and the electricity. That's a $55 million budget.

But the federal government used taxpayer money to give a $50 million grant to cover some other costs.

That grant is used for things like extra security, their uniforms, gear, insurance and fire hydrant protectors.

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