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DSCC Cashing In On Obama

Updated 4:15 p.m.
Nothing rakes in cash like the promise of Barack Obama in the flesh. As they say: if you've got it, flaunt it.

That's exactly what the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is doing in its latest online fundraising pitch.

"Meet President Obama! Contribute $5 today and be automatically entered to win!" reads the solicitation e-mailed Wednesday to potential Democratic donors from DSCC executive director J.B. Poersch.

One lucky online donor and his or her guest will win a chance to attend what Poersch describes as a "once-in-a-lifetime" event on June 18, a joint fundraising dinner for the DSCC and its House counterpart, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

"You and a friend could be attending a dinner and having your picture taken with the president!" exclaims Poersch in the missive, adding, "We'll pay for airfare and a hotel. All you'll have to do is decide which friend you would like to bring along and start packing!"

The DCCC sent out a similar fundraising pitch last week, promising an all-expenses paid trip to attend the dinner for one of its lucky donors and a guest -- and highlighting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a draw, along with the president. "Would you like to come to Washington, D.C. and spend time with President Obama, Speaker Pelosi and other leaders of the Democratic Party?" the e-mail pitch read.

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Posted at 2:43 PM ET on May 20, 2009  | Category:  The Green Zone
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Not surprised at this! Did anyone notice, President Obama has become the best stimulus package available, and yes, around the country. Now who would have thought that at the beginning of the recession?

Posted by: Victoria5 | May 21, 2009 11:02 PM

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