Pitkin, Garfield Sheriffs Say Public Shouldn’t Pay For Clinton Security

August 5, 2015

Two Colorado sheriffs say taxpayers should not be footing the bill for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's security at a private fundraiser outside Aspen.

The Aspen Times reports that Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo and Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario say they provided about $5,000 worth of security for Clinton's Tuesday fundraiser.

While DiSalvo says that's not a lot of money, he wants to set a precedent of being paid for security at private events like the $2,700-per-person fundraiser at the home of a former Goldman Sachs executive.

He says the Clinton campaign told him they don't pay for such things. The homeowner told DiSalvo he would consider paying but the Clinton campaign said it would violate campaign finance laws.

Clinton also appeared at a campaign event and fundraiser in Denver.

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