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I've got some big news for you.

In less than a month, you could be sitting with First Lady Michelle Obama during President Obama's acceptance speech at this year's Democratic National Convention -- and you can meet the President, too.

That's right. You and a guest could win a free flight to Charlotte, hotel accommodations, VIP passes for the convention, and on the night of President Obama's speech you'll be the personal guests of the First Lady.

What are you waiting for?

Donate $X or whatever you can today to support Democrats and you'll be automatically entered for the chance to win this incredible trip.

In his speech, the President is going to share his vision for America and exactly what's at stake in November -- how we have the choice to continue to move forward or go back to the same failed policies of the past. The President knows that he can't do this alone -- that all of us have to come together if we're going to win on Election Day.

That's why the First Lady wants to share this experience with a few grassroots supporters like you, who are working hard and pitching in what you can to make sure we win in November.

Donate $X or whatever you can today and be automatically entered for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity:

[url]

Thanks,

Patrick

Patrick Gaspard Executive Director Democratic National Committee

P.S. -- Believe me, your odds are better than you may think. Enter today.

No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter or win. Contributing will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by August 21, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Obama Victory Fund 2012, or click here to enter without contributing. One 1 winner will receive the following prize package: round-trip tickets for winner and a guest from within the fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination in or near Charlotte, North Carolina; hotel accommodations; and tickets for winner and a guest to one or more speeches, events and/or proceedings at the Democratic National Convention, as well as the opportunity to meet President Obama and Michelle Obama, on a date, at a venue and for a duration to be determined by Sponsor approximate retail value of all prizes $X . Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Promotion open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of 50 United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 18 or older or age of majority under applicable law . Promotion subject to Official Rules and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Democratic National Committee, 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.

PAID FOR BY OBAMA VICTORY FUND 2012, A JOINT FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE AUTHORIZED BY OBAMA FOR AMERICA, THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE, AND THE STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTIES IN THE FOLLOWING STATES: CO, FL, IA, NV, NH, NC, OH, PA, VA, AND WI. Contributions or gifts to Obama Victory Fund 2012 are not tax deductible.

The first $X of a contribution to OVF 2012 will be allocated to Obama for America with the first $X designated for the primary election, and the next $X for the general election . The next $X of a contribution will be allocated to the Democratic National Committee. Any additional amounts from a contributor will be divided among the State Democratic Party Committees as follows, up to $X per committee and subject to the biennial aggregate limits: FL 17% ; OH 16% ; PA 13% ; CO 11% ; NC 11% ; VA 11% ; NV 6% ; WI 6% ; IA 5% ; and NH 4% . A contributor may designate his or her contribution for a particular participant. The allocation formula above may change if following it would result in an excessive contribution. Contributions to OVF 2012 will be used in connection with a Federal election, and may be spent on any activities of the participant committees as each committee determines in its sole discretion and will not be earmarked for any particular candidate.

Democratic National Committee, 430 S. Capitol St. SE, Washington DC 20003 Click here to unsubscribe from this mailing list.

Subject: Big news: Democratic convention

From: democraticparty@democrats.org

Sent: Aug. 16, 2012, 3:38 p.m.




I've got some big news for you.

In less than a month, you could be sitting with First Lady Michelle Obama during President Obama's acceptance speech at this year's Democratic National Convention -- and you can meet the President, too.

That's right. You and a guest could win a free flight to Charlotte, hotel accommodations, VIP passes for the convention, and on the night of President Obama's speech you'll be the personal guests of the First Lady.

What are you waiting for?

Donate $X or whatever you can today to support Democrats and you'll be automatically entered for the chance to win this incredible trip.

In his speech, the President is going to share his vision for America and exactly what's at stake in November -- how we have the choice to continue to move forward or go back to the same failed policies of the past. The President knows that he can't do this alone -- that all of us have to come together if we're going to win on Election Day.

That's why the First Lady wants to share this experience with a few grassroots supporters like you, who are working hard and pitching in what you can to make sure we win in November.

Donate $X or whatever you can today and be automatically entered for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity:

[url]

Thanks,

Patrick

Patrick Gaspard Executive Director Democratic National Committee

P.S. -- Believe me, your odds are better than you may think. Enter today.

No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter or win. Contributing will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by August 21, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Obama Victory Fund 2012, or click here to enter without contributing. One 1 winner will receive the following prize package: round-trip tickets for winner and a guest from within the fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination in or near Charlotte, North Carolina; hotel accommodations; and tickets for winner and a guest to one or more speeches, events and/or proceedings at the Democratic National Convention, as well as the opportunity to meet President Obama and Michelle Obama, on a date, at a venue and for a duration to be determined by Sponsor approximate retail value of all prizes $X . Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Promotion open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of 50 United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 18 or older or age of majority under applicable law . Promotion subject to Official Rules and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Democratic National Committee, 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.

PAID FOR BY OBAMA VICTORY FUND 2012, A JOINT FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE AUTHORIZED BY OBAMA FOR AMERICA, THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE, AND THE STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTIES IN THE FOLLOWING STATES: CO, FL, IA, NV, NH, NC, OH, PA, VA, AND WI. Contributions or gifts to Obama Victory Fund 2012 are not tax deductible.

The first $X of a contribution to OVF 2012 will be allocated to Obama for America with the first $X designated for the primary election, and the next $X for the general election . The next $X of a contribution will be allocated to the Democratic National Committee. Any additional amounts from a contributor will be divided among the State Democratic Party Committees as follows, up to $X per committee and subject to the biennial aggregate limits: FL 17% ; OH 16% ; PA 13% ; CO 11% ; NC 11% ; VA 11% ; NV 6% ; WI 6% ; IA 5% ; and NH 4% . A contributor may designate his or her contribution for a particular participant. The allocation formula above may change if following it would result in an excessive contribution. Contributions to OVF 2012 will be used in connection with a Federal election, and may be spent on any activities of the participant committees as each committee determines in its sole discretion and will not be earmarked for any particular candidate.

Democratic National Committee, 430 S. Capitol St. SE, Washington DC 20003 Click here to unsubscribe from this mailing list.