Open Records: Republican National Committee paid $6,000 lease Russell Airport for Trump rally on Sunday.

Open Records: Republican National Committee paid $6,000 lease Russell Airport for Trump rally on Sunday.

More than 30,500 people attended the Trump rally at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport on Nov. 1. Photo courtesy of Cameron Wall.

 

A contract between the Republican National Commitee and Floyd County shows the RNC paid $6,000 to rent Richard B. Russell Regional Airport to house the Trump rally and fund-raiser last Sunday. As part of the contract, the RNC also agreed to cover security, build out, clean up, insurance and other costs, says Virginia Harman, Floyd County attorney.

The contract, which is published below, was released following an Open Records Act request by Hometown Headlines filed on Monday. In it, you’ll see some of the particulars worked out by RNC representatives and eventually signed on Oct. 29 by Floyd County Commission Chairman Scotty Hancock.

It states that the RNC kept all revenue from any paraphernalia sales on site. Some attendees paid between $1,000 and $5,800 (for a couple) to get VIP consideration and, in some caes, access to a VIP party.

As for additional expenses, Harman says County Manager Jamie McCord “is working on any peripheral costs to the county.”

At least 30,500 people attended the rally with others turned back because the air park was at capacity. The count, provided by the Floyd County Police Department, does not count volunteers, staff and such.

The contract:

 

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