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DSCC Cashing In On Obama

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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 email pitch read.

The June 18 dinner will be the first fundraiser Obama has headlined for the DSCC and the DCCC since taking office. The president will also be the big draw for an event next week at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to raise money for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Bette Midler and Sheryl Crowe will be there in Vegas, too. But having Obama's name on the invitation is guaranteed to raise more dough than Midler and Crowe combined.

By Mary Ann Akers  |  May 20, 2009; 2:32 PM ET
 
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Comments

Blind leading the Blind, when will the tax payers figuire out that our rock star Pres BO is phony as a three dollar bill, take away his Bank of China credit cards if he goes to Las Vegas with Harry Reid and Obama, thats a pair to draw too. Tea Partys July 4th

Posted by: horsun4tjsLEFTY1931 | May 21, 2009 1:54 AM | Report abuse

Blind leading the Blind, when will the tax payers figuire out that our rock star Pres BO is phony as a three dollar bill, take away his Bank of China credit cards if he goes to Las Vegas with Harry Reid and Obama, thats a pair to draw too. Tea Partys July 4th

Posted by: horsun4tjsLEFTY1931 | May 21, 2009 1:54 AM | Report abuse

With so many critics and whiners, it is a blessing that the public has not been blinded by the lies, distortions, and deceits. Our president is still finding his way. He has kept many of his promises already. He will have to abandon or modify others. We believe in you, President Obama. Please, don't let Washington, D.C., the Repubs, and the racists harden you.

Posted by: EddieG3 | May 21, 2009 2:50 PM | Report abuse

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