Campaign 2008:The Cost of Security

December 17, 2007 | City Safe

What’s the price of ensuring the safety of presidential candidates? That question took center stage recently when a man who claimed to have a bomb held three campaign workers hostage at Senator Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters in Rochester, New Hampshire. Newsweek reported that the U.S. Secret Service-now under the Department of Homeland Security-projected presidential candidates’ security will reach a record-setting $107 million. Joseph King explains why he’s not surprised at the estimate and why he believes the final amount will be even higher.
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