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Obama Event At University Of Iowa Cost $55,000: Iowa City Patch

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President Barack Obama, left, and Vice President Joe Biden wave on stage during the grassroots event at University of Iowa on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012., in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
President Barack Obama, left, and Vice President Joe Biden wave on stage during the grassroots event at University of Iowa on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012., in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Some called President Barack Obama's visit to the University of Iowa on Sept. 7 "historic," but making history also apparently comes at a cost.

The event, in which Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his spouse Dr. Jill Biden spoke on the Pentacrest lawn in Iowa City, cost $55,000, according to records released by the university today in response to a public records request.

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