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La Crosse Police change policy on helping presidential campaigns

Drew Kelly

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FILE - Mike Pence campaigning at UW-La Crosse in Aug. during the 2016 presidential primary.

Want the La Crosse Police Department to help with a campaign stop?

Fine.

Then pay.

Tuesday, the department divulged that it has three unpaid invoices from presidential campaigns from the 2016 race totaling over $10,000.

As the 2020 campaign heats up, the department will be requiring a 50-percent, upfront payment.

In a statement, Assistant Chief Rob Abraham said the city taxpayers shouldn’t be stuck footing the bill, considering the amount of money the campaigns raise.

The release adds they look forward to working with any campaign regardless of political party.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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