Village Police Prep for Romney Fundraiser, Protest

In advance of Republican presidential candidate's event and a demonstration by the opposition, Secret Service pay Southampton Village Police Department a visit.

The U.S. Secret Service met with Southampton Village Police Chief Tom Cummings Friday afternoon in anticipation of protests surrouding for  to a campaign fundraiser on Sunday.

The $50,000-per-person fundraiser at billionaire industrialist David Koch's oceanfront estate on Meadow Lane is slated to start at 5 p.m. Sunday, but several activist groups say they will begin meeting at 3 p.m. at the parking lot to mobilize a march to the border of Koch's property and picket the event.

Organizers — such as the millions David and Charles Koch spend to boost conservative causes and against President Barack Obama.

“The Long Island Progressive Coalition is busy coordinating a network of Long Island groups who won’t stand by while their backyard is used for Koch and Romney to fund a regressive political agenda,” said Lisa Tyson, the director to the Long Island Progressive Coalition.


The protest will include members of The Long Island Progressive Coalition, Greenpeace, Move to Amend, ALIGN NY, Art Not War, Strong For All, MoveOn.org, United New York, Occupy the East End, Occupy the Hamptons, and many more groups affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement.

MoveOn plans to fly a banner that reads “Romney has a Koch problem” and bring its "Romneymobile Cadillac," with corporate decals on the side, a stuffed animal on top representing Romney's dog, Seamus, who Romney admittedly put in a kennel carrier and strapped to the roof of his vechicle during family trips.

The Romney campaign did not reply to requests for comment after the demonstration was announced last week.

Southampton Village Administrator Stephen Funsch said it is doubtful the village will recover any of the police overtime costs it may incur because of the event and protest. The village put a reimbursement claim in two years ago when Vice President Joe Biden visited on vacation, but has yet to receive a check from the Secret Service, he said. during Memorial Day weekend in 2011 as well, but has not made an appearance in Southampton in 2012.

Last Labor Day weekend, Mitt and Ann Romney attended on Further Lane and he was scheduled to attend a fundraiser at the Southampton home of hedge fund manager John Paulson and wife Jenny.

According to Politico.com and leaked invitations, Romney has two other fundraisers lined up in the Hamptons on Sunday, another on Meadow Lane hosted by Cliff Sobel, an ambassador to Brazil under George W. Bush, and one by billionaire Ronald Perelman, the CEO of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., at his 57-acre East Hampton estate known as The Creeks. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will also attend the fundraiser at The Creeks.

Gail Simons July 08, 2012 at 03:00 AM
Yes, across the board it's disgusting. I don't know why you don't get that it's not about party lines, it's about the political system as a whole. They whole thing needs to be dumped and re-booted. Money should not be ruling politics, our country, us. I'm appalled by greed and excess regardless of party.
Gail Simons July 08, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Wow. I bet FOX blares 24/7 in your house, doesn't it.
Gail Simons July 08, 2012 at 03:08 AM
LOL!!! No doubt!
Gail Simons July 08, 2012 at 03:10 AM
90% of sexual deviants probably don't vote at all. They're too busy being deviants. Where on Earth do you get such ridiculousness from? Fox? Oh, of course - because it's the only thing you watch...
Gail Simons July 08, 2012 at 03:12 AM
All very entertaining. Yet so distressing at the same time. Why, oh why, do I read these comments? It is amazing that there can be such distinct polarization of thoughts. Scary, really...
Jaguar-Guy July 08, 2012 at 12:16 PM
What about Obama's Solyndra Bundlers who got millions in campaign contributions for their green energy projects that have ALL gone bankrupt after getting millions of our tax dollars ??
Jaguar-Guy July 08, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Obama got far more PAC money than McCain in 2008 and nobody had a problem with it. Concerned - good point about Corzine. He is a Financial Czar to Obama and stole money and will not do one day in jail for his crimes against the public. Where is the public outcry!!
leslie July 08, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Very true, GO SOMEWERE ELSE! We have enough TRAFFIC!!!!!! Oh I forgot they take a PRIVATE Plane so they dont have to deal with the traffic like us Locals do!!!
Jaguar-Guy July 08, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Agreed HHS.
christie nicolle July 08, 2012 at 02:27 PM
No, Bob Fraser, I have never been to a psychiatrist + never been on meds like a great many LEFT WINGERS... Guess I hit a nerve in you, pal? Look, in Manhattan + Hamptons I observe people keenly, intuitively + 'cause I'm not self absorbed like leftys -- here's what I notice: Unbalanced Leftys always start ranting + WHINING against America, against God, against Christians, against their parents, against values + traditions that made America great. Did I mention still Bush-bashing years later? Leftys always look miserable! They demonstrate a lack of inner peace -- No matter how much money or resources they have, they reveal a self-hatred ... Because I ask questions, they end up admitting they see a therapist. Before political-correctness the data revealed how many mental patients voted Democrat. Many books out there confirming the FACTS. One of the best is Savage's book: "LIBERALISM IS A MENTAL DISORDER" Mr. Fraser you + the Hollywood elites will find yourselves there!
Jerry S July 08, 2012 at 02:54 PM
One or two big fundraisers for Romney pales in comparison to Obama's fundraisers! I congratulate Romney for entering one of the most liberal areas of the county. As stated above, lets hope the protesters support out local police by offering them plenty of overtime, a sure boost to the local economy.
North Fork Bob July 08, 2012 at 03:01 PM
The media is owned by the rich just like Congress and Obama.
North Fork Bob July 08, 2012 at 03:09 PM
The Protesters are against the whole polluted system. It's 2 sides of the same coin and the banks have bought them both.End the Fed it's been 99 years of helping the rich and hurting the poor and middle class (what's left of them)
North Fork Bob July 08, 2012 at 03:18 PM
A real man doesn't put his dog on the roof of a car for an 8 hour ride. Then claim the dog liked it. Christie you have a very warped sense of what a real man is. Maybe you think that a real man is rich. If so I can get a grip on what type of woman you are.
Jaguar-Guy July 08, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Hopefully they will (both sides of the protests) fill our restaurants and stores and spend !!!
Jaguar-Guy July 08, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Hey Bob, Obama ate Romney's Dog - Check-Mate.
North Fork Bob July 08, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Christie I notice you didn't mention the neanderthal way Republicans are treating women. Perhaps you are so engaged in your odd way of thinking to have empathy on women who are losing Planned Parenthood and all kinds of other services.In a way I feel sorry for you and anyone around you.You are toxic.Republicans seem to be always angry. I get pleasure in the simplest of ways.Walking to the beach,a pleasant conversation or petting my dog. I know that all things are settled in Heaven and The Lord orders my steps.
Jaguar-Guy July 08, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Nice - why are YOU so angry ??? You're here popping off more than anyone.
highhatsize July 08, 2012 at 03:54 PM
to christie nicolle: Often one's behavior makes it apparent that one SHOULD be on meds and SHOULD be under psychiatric care even if not (officially) diagnosed with a mental illness.
PJ Delia July 08, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Really, nothing gets done when people are acting like a bunch of reality stars--yelling and screaming and accusing just to hear themselves. Why don't we try to puzzle through all this together. Politics is and ugly business, let's get together and try to clean it up a little.
North Fork Bob July 08, 2012 at 06:53 PM
The public doesn't even know who Corzine is.They are wrapped up in the Kardashians and shopping for shoes.They are a big part of this problem.They need to get involved.Corzine meanwhile is sauntering around East Hampton and Sag Harbor. He's been seen at Nick and Tonis.Just incredible
North Fork Bob July 08, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Native you make more sense than anyone I've read here. I like the way you think.
North Fork Bob July 08, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Christie the troops coming back from battle zones are in dire need of psychiatrists,therapists and medication.The VA just hired almost 2,000 more.Some are suing the government.Another thing to thank real man George Bush for.
Will lane July 08, 2012 at 08:18 PM
The best part is that Zero is going down in a landslide,and the survival of this constitutional republic is the prize for which millions will donate.
mm3264 July 08, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Bob, Soros was 14 and not working for the Nazis, your post is full of FoxFacts, (blatant lies, made up stories meant to influence their simple-minded, uneducated, gullible followers) Soros is not running for president Romney is, and is being backed by those who wish to exterminate the American middle class. Many of them want to go back to the good old days when they paid their workers in script that could only be redeemed at the compant store. I'll take the 14 year old Soros you can continue to be a kochsucker.
highhatsize July 09, 2012 at 12:17 AM
I hope that Romney and his billionaire friends will not be dissuaded by the protest from returning to our lovely neighborhood in the future (with their money.) No offense, guys.
Jaguar-Guy July 09, 2012 at 10:23 AM
None taken. Nice post - zero insults.
Jaguar-Guy July 09, 2012 at 10:24 AM
I agree. So, why has B.H.O. authorized making Vets pay co-pays for meds that they never had to pay for before, AND, why is he cutting their family's healthcare ?? Por que ???
Meadow Lane November 22, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Has anyone, this week, been seeking out Mitt Romney’s views on the Gaza crisis? Have there been calls to put him on a plane and have him sit down with Benjamin Netanyahu or Mohamed Morsi, and sort things out? Hillary Clinton handled that instead, and we seem to have a ceasefire. The urgent questions about Romney have been whether that was really him, photographed blurrily, pumping his own gas, or what he and Ann thought of Jacob imprinting on Renesmee in the new “Twilight” movie—which they saw over the weekend—and which vampire coven reminded them most of the Republican primary field. Last month, Romney was talking about the near-psychic bond he had with Netanyahu; that may have been nice for them, but it hardly seems to matter anymore to anyone else. By the time there was a ceasefire deal, on Wednesday, the Romney radar was alive to reports of a trip to Disneyland with his wife and grandchildren. There's lots to celebrate this Thanksgiving. At the TOP of my list is that THIS TURKEY was not elected... Go Obama! Onward and upward! Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2012/11/romneys-republican-disneyland.html#ixzz2Cy3grAfZ
christie nicolle November 22, 2012 at 04:43 PM
hey Meadow Lane you sound like a sore winner... picking on Mitt who should be our President instead; just remember, it's a matter of Time till your idol Obama the real turkey, a.k.a the "invention of the Left", is held responsible for Benghazi + crashes + burns. We'll have the last laugh.


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