Vegas mayor tells Obama his comments harm city

By: By OSKAR GARCIA, Associated Press Writer
By: By OSKAR GARCIA, Associated Press Writer

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The mayor of Las Vegas is telling President Barack Obama in a letter that his comments about companies using taxpayer money to visit Sin City are harmful.

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman is not asking for an apology, though, as he did a day earlier in a television interview.

Goodman says in a copy of the letter obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday that he understands the president has an enormous burden in dealing with the economy, but says he should stop "calling out" individual destinations.

Obama said during a town hall meeting this week in Indiana that companies shouldn't take trips to Las Vegas or go to the Super Bowl on the taxpayer's dime.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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