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Spokesman: Ridge overstated Democratic Convention security costs

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge misspoke when he said the costs of securing the Democratic convention could surpass those for the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, a spokesman said Thursday. Homeland Security Department spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said the cost for the convention in Boston would fall below the $320 million spent protecting the 2002 Olympics. Roehrkasse couldn’t provide an estimate of what the cost for the convention would be. At a news conference Wednesday in Boston, Ridge had said the cost for securing the convention “will be as high or even higher” than the Olympic Games. Full Story

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