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Some of you no doubt received the following email today.
Note that the NY Times reported this week that Obama had a meeting recently with two dozen Wall Street execs, and has a dinner planned latter this month for fiancial industry high rollers at Daniels in Manhattan.
I doubt these guys had to enter some humiliating win-a-date contest to sit down with the president. And if you're a player, you don't even need lobbyists or a PAC. You get direct face-to-face access.
I've set aside time for four supporters like you to join me for dinner.
Most campaigns fill their dinner guest lists primarily with Washington lobbyists and special interests.
We didn't get here doing that, and we're not going to start now. We're running a different kind of campaign. We don't take money from Washington lobbyists or special-interest PACs -- we never have, and we never will.
We rely on everyday Americans giving whatever they can afford -- and I want to spend time with a few of you.
So if you make a donation today, you'll be automatically entered for a chance to be one of the four supporters to sit down with me for dinner. Please donate $75 or more today:
We'll pay for your flight and the dinner -- all you need to bring is your story and your ideas about how we can continue to make this a better country for all Americans.
This won't be a formal affair. It's the kind of casual meal among friends that I don't get to have as often as I'd like anymore, so I hope you'll consider joining me.
But I'm not asking you to donate today just so you'll be entered for a chance to meet me. I'm asking you to say you believe in the kind of politics that gives people like you a seat at the table -- whether it's the dinner table with me or the table where decisions are made about what kind of country we want to be.
It starts with a gift of whatever you can afford.
Please make a donation of $75 today, and we'll throw your name in the hat for the upcoming dinner:
I've said before that I want people like you to shape this campaign from the very beginning -- and this is a chance for four people to share their ideas directly with me.
Hope to see you soon,