City of Seattle picks up $153,452.46 Obama security tab

City of Seattle picks up $153,452.46 Obama security tab
President Barack Obama waves on his arrival Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
SEATTLE - The City of Seattle is picking up the security tab for President Obama's visit in November.

Numbers released Friday from the Seattle Police Department show 309 members were assigned duties, totaling 2,174 hours of overtime and regular time for officers.

Generally, the host city absorbs the cost of providing local security, and the democratic party often picks up part of the tab for private fundraising trips.

In Seattle, the police department does not bill for reimbursement for a presidential visit, and the grand total for President Obama's November 2013 visit was $153, 452.46.

President Barack Obama raised nearly $100,000 an hour in private donations during his whirlwind trip to Seattle.

He spent about 17 hours in Seattle, attending a $16,000-per-plate fundraiser at the house of a former Microsoft executive Jon Shirley in Medina, and another fundraising event at the North Seattle home of Tom Campion, co-founder of the clothing chain Zumiez.