The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the City of Chicago is getting stiffed when it comes to $1.74 million dollars in expenses for the Obama Election Day rally in Grant Park. The Obama campaign has plenty of leftover cash, but the DNC apparently is paying the bill, and it says:
'It's pretty standard, as you know, that after the end of a campaign it takes some to close the books and pay bills.'
Chicago, like many other cities, is in financial straits itself. Financing accounts receivable for a politician should not be one of the financial stress factors.