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Hillary Clinton, Deadbeat Candidate

On April 20, 2008, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign booked a Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, high school for a campaign event.

More than two years later, her campaign still hasn’t paid the bill, and it’s becoming an issue in the local House race.

Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan promised Monday to ask Bill Clinton’s staff for help in getting Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign to pay a lingering $15,082 debt to city schools.

The former president comes to Salisbury Township on Tuesday to raise money for Callahan, a fellow Democrat running for Congress. Callahan agreed to help the school district after it urged him to intervene in settling a bill that dates to the 2008 presidential primary and an event at Liberty High School.

“He will ask the president’s staff about how this situation can be rectified,” Callahan campaign manager Justin Schall said.

The Bethlehem Area School District asked for Callahan’s help four days ago in a memo released to reporters Monday by the campaign of Republican U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, Callahan’s foe. Independent Jake Towne also is in the 15th District race to represent the Lehigh Valley on Capitol Hill.

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