11/8/2016 7:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The federal government shells out about $40k PER DAY to protect Hillary — code name “Evergreen” — and Donald — code name “Mogul.” The cost of protecting candidates in 2012 reportedly approached $113 million.
There’s no hard-and-fast rule on when the Secret Service stops protecting the loser. It’s done on a case-by-case … but typically, agents say sayonara to the loser about a week after the election. The asterisk in this case is Hillary — as a former First Lady she gets lifetime protection, anyway.
But this wacky election season has been anything but typical … and with rampant terrorist threats it’s possible the detail sticks around a little longer.
So … enjoy the black suits while they last.