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Obama for America
8:36 a.m. ET
Best contest ever.



Just about four years ago, Barack and I took the stage at the Democratic National Convention. We laid out a plan.

And just look at how far we've come since then: Health care reform. Wall Street reform. Saving the auto industry. Our troops home from Iraq. The end of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

We're not done. All that and more is on the line in this election. And when we take that stage together again in Charlotte, we'll have just two months to go till Election Day.

It's going to be a big moment, and since you're building this campaign with your time, money, and energy every single day, we want you there with us.

Pitch in $X or whatever you can to be automatically entered to win VIP seats for the entire convention, where you'll meet Barack and sit with Michelle during his acceptance speech:

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I'm not kidding around here. Two grassroots supporters like you are actually going to win this thing, and the odds aren't so darn long. We'll fly you and your guest to Charlotte and put you up for three nights.

It'll be a lot of fun. I can honestly say Barack and Michelle are two of my favorite people.

Let me tell you: This guy is the real deal. I've seen him make some of the most difficult decisions a person can imagine -- not just once or twice, but every single day. He's got a backbone like a ramrod, and always does what's right, not what's easy.

We're not going to have another candidate like Barack in a long time, maybe ever.

So don't miss your opportunity to meet him at the convention and be there, right up front, when he accepts the Democratic nomination for the last time -- it'll be history in the making.

Enter today, and maybe I'll see you sitting with Michelle when I walk onto that stage in a couple weeks:

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Good luck, and hey -- thanks for being a part of this.

Joe

P.S. -- Every time you donate in the next 78 days, you are getting us that much closer to a win on Election Day. It's closer than you think. Chip in today:

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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 21st, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Obama for America here, [url] or click here, [url] to enter without contributing. Two 2 winners will each receive the following prize package: round-trip tickets for winner and a guest from within the 50 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 and timing 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, [url] and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601.

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We've run a lot of contests on this campaign, but you should pay special attention to this one. Here are three reasons why: The winner gets to go to the Democratic National Convention, meet the President, AND spend time with the First Lady. Chip in $X or whatever you can to be automatically entered for a chance to meet her -- and her husband -- in Charlotte:

[url] In addition to sitting up front with the First Lady as President Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for president, the lucky winner and a guest will get airfare, a hotel room, and VIP tickets to all three days of the convention. You should give it a shot -- chip in $X or whatever you can to be automatically entered: [url] Good luck! Joe P.S. -- Every time you donate in the next 78 days, you are getting us that much closer to a win on Election Day. It's closer than you think. Chip in today:

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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 21st, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Obama for America here, [url] or click here, [url] to enter without contributing. Two 2 winners will each receive the following prize package: round-trip tickets for winner and a guest from within the 50 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 and timing 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, [url] and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601.

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1:43 p.m. ET
Do this for Portland

Obama - Biden --

A couple of short weeks from now, President Obama will take the stage at the convention in Charlotte to accept the party's nomination.

His speech will be a big moment, and one that will kick off the last leg of this election. That's why in every state, folks will be getting together at house parties with their neighbors and friends to watch and celebrate.

But here's the thing: Last time I checked, no one in your neighborhood was planning an event. We need someone to make sure that your neighbors have somewhere to gather and experience the President's big speech -- and you could be that person.

Can you host a convention watch party in Medford on September 6th?

You could keep it small, or make it big. Maybe you just want to have a few friends over, or maybe you want to invite some folks who are just getting involved in this election to come by and get to hear the President's words with some fellow supporters.

We're here to help you make it a success -- with a training and a set of materials like a sample agenda, a sign-in sheet, and a flyer to help you get the word out. And we'll also get you access to a livestream of the President's speech so you're all set to watch with your guests.

Hosting a watch party is a great way to be a part of the convention, from wherever you are. But it's even bigger than that.

Conventions used to be something that happened among a few political insiders. The President decided in 2008 to open the doors to tens of

because he knew that these supporters were the ones building the campaign and getting us to victory.

This year, he'll give that address in the Panthers' stadium, once again surrounded by tens of thousands of grassroots supporters. And if you host a watch party, you'll be bringing even more supporters together to be a part of it.

It's the kind of person-to-person organizing that this movement has always been built on. But it will only happen in your neighborhood if you step up to make it happen. Right now no one is on that.

Let me know if you can host a convention watch party in Medford:

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Can't wait,

Jeremy

Jeremy Bird National Field Director Obama for America

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A couple of short weeks from now, President Obama will take the stage at the convention in Charlotte to accept the party's nomination.

His speech will be a big moment, and one that will kick off the last leg of this election. That's why in every state, folks will be getting together at house parties with their neighbors and friends to watch and celebrate.

Can you host a convention watch party in Cambridge on September 6th?

[url]

You could keep it small, or make it big. Maybe you just want to have a few friends over, or maybe you want to invite some folks who are just getting involved in this election to come by and get to hear the President's words with some fellow supporters.

We're here to help you make it a success -- with a training and a set of materials like a sample agenda, a sign-in sheet, and a flyer to help you get the word out. And we'll also get you access to a livestream of the President's speech so you're all set to watch with your guests.

Hosting a watch party is a great way to be a part of the convention, from wherever you are. But it's even bigger than that.

Conventions used to be something that happened among a few political insiders. The President decided in 2008 to open the doors to tens of thousands of grassroots supporters for his acceptance speech in Denver -- because he knew that these supporters were the ones building the campaign and getting us to victory.

This year, he'll give that address in the Panthers' stadium, once again surrounded by tens of thousands of grassroots supporters. And if you host a watch party, you'll be bringing even more supporters together to be a part of it.

It's the kind of person-to-person organizing that this movement has always been built on.

Let me know if you can host a convention watch party in Cambridge:

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Can't wait,

Jeremy

Jeremy Bird National Field Director Obama for America

- This organization depends on folks like you pitching in their time, their energy, and whatever they can afford. Donate today:

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Democratic National Committee
12:07 a.m. ET
"Legitimate rape"

The Democratic Party -----------------------

In a year that has brought us no shortage of stunningly backward statements from Republicans on issues affecting women's health, the GOP Senate nominee from Missouri may have just taken the cake.

This morning, Rep. Todd Akin, explaining his opposition to abortion even in cases of rape, said that victims of "legitimate rape" don't get pregnant because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

What exactly, Rep. Akin, is an "illegitimate" rape? And what are these unnamed "ways" women have of avoiding pregnancy after being legitimately raped?

Now, Akin's choice of words isn't the real issue here. The real issue is a Republican party -- led by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan -- whose policies on women and their health are dangerously wrong.

I'm outraged at the Republicans trying to take women back to the dark ages -- if you agree, join me in taking a stand for women:

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Really, it's deeply concerning that Republicans continue to support legislation that is, quite literally, dangerous for women.

Mitt Romney famously says he would "get rid of" federal funding for Planned Parenthood if he had the chance. His running mate, Paul Ryan, was one of more than 200 Republican cosponsors of a piece of legislation that would have narrowed the definition of rape.

Can you imagine -- the same Republican House that refuses to pass a jobs bill jumped at the opportunity to make life harder for victims of rape?

And what do Romney and Ryan think of Akin's latest statement? They've been trying to distance themselves from it -- but Congressman Ryan has already partnered with Akin on a whole host of issues that restrict women's ability to make their own health care decisions.

This kind of "leadership" is dangerously wrong for women -- and I can't sit by and watch as these out of touch Republicans like Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and Todd Akin continue to roll back women's rights.

It's time for us to move forward -- not back -- on women's rights. Take a stand for women now:

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Thanks,

Debbie

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Chair Democratic National Committee

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2:11 p.m. ET
Best contest ever.



We've run a lot of contests on this campaign, but you should pay special attention to this one. Here are three reasons why: The winner gets to go to the Democratic National Convention, meet the President, AND spend time with the First Lady. Chip in $X or whatever you can to be automatically entered for a chance to meet her -- and her husband -- in Charlotte:

[url] In addition to sitting up front with the First Lady as President Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for president, the lucky winner and a guest will get airfare, a hotel room, and VIP tickets to all three days of the convention. You should give it a shot -- chip in $X or whatever you can to be automatically entered: [url] Good luck! Joe P.S. -- Every time you donate in the next 78 days, you are getting us that much closer to a win on Election Day. It's closer than you think. Chip in today:

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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 21st, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Obama for America here, [url] or click here, [url] to enter without contributing. Two 2 winners will each receive the following prize package: round-trip tickets for winner and a guest from within the 50 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 and timing 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, [url] and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601.

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The Democratic Party -----------------------

In planning the 2012 Democratic National Convention, we set out to find ways to include more Americans, and to be creative about it.

We've done a lot to follow through on that, and it's all pretty exciting, but here's one thing you should definitely know about: A grassroots supporter and their guest will have VIP access for all three days, meet with President Obama, and witness history up front with the First Lady when the President delivers his acceptance speech.

You can't buy these tickets -- no one gets to do all this stuff. No one but you and your guest, anyway.

Chip in $X or whatever you can today and you'll be automatically entered to attend the Democratic convention as a VIP guest of the First Family:

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If you've never been to a convention, you're in for a treat -- you'll get to meet amazing people, hear inspiring speeches, and experience the awesome energy of the convention hall. Getting to meet with the President and First Lady isn't half bad, either.

So chip in $X or whatever you can and be automatically entered for a chance to join us in Charlotte next month:

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Thanks,

Patrick

Patrick Gaspard Executive Director Democratic National Committee

P.S. -- Don't worry about finding a hotel or booking a flight -- we're picking up the cost of airfare and accommodations for you and a guest. Enter today:

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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 [url] , or click here to enter without contributing [url] . 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 [url] and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Democratic National Committee, 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.

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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.

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Democrats --

For decades, national political conventions have been closed-door, exclusive events for rich donors and party insiders. But for Democrats, that's not how we do it.

Charlotte is going to be the most inclusive, representative convention in modern history. We're increasing the number of delegates, opening up the whole event to any American who wants to be a part of it. We're funding it without cash from lobbyists, political action committees, or corporations.

Just as we're building our organization across the country, we're counting on Americans like you to help build a convention experience that represents all of us.

That's how we'll win this fall. You can help Democrats across the country by chipping in $X or whatever you can today.

And when you do, you'll be automatically entered for a chance to attend the convention with VIP access -- top-notch seats for every night, an opportunity to meet with the President and the First Lady, and free airfare and accommodations.

And on the night of President Obama's big speech, you'll be sitting with the First Lady, right up front.

Help build this organization today, and be automatically entered for a chance to join us in Charlotte next month:

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Thanks,

Patrick

Patrick Gaspard Executive Director Democratic National Committee

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 Rulesand 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.

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I'm really excited about this year's Democratic convention in Charlotte -- there's nothing I love more than feeling the energy when tens of thousands of fired up Democrats meet in one place.

We can expect some pretty big moments this year -- from Elizabeth Warren's and President Bill Clinton's speeches to watching Vice President Biden and President Obama bring it all home.

But I think that, without question, the coolest experience anyone will have at the convention will be sitting up front with First Lady Michelle Obama when the President accepts the nomination -- and one lucky DNC supporter and their guest! will get that opportunity.

All you have to do is donate $X or whatever you can today to be automatically entered for the chance to win this incredible opportunity.

We've got your airfare and hotel covered. You'll get two VIP passes for three days at the convention. And you'll meet President Obama before he takes the stage.

After the convention, we'll be in a full sprint to Election Day, so the resources we raise between now and then will determine how much we can spend to help Democrats win in November.

Election Day is closer than you think.

Pitch in $X or whatever you can today to give Democrats the resources we need in the final months of the campaign, and you'll be automatically entered to win this once-in-a-lifetime trip to Charlotte:

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Thanks,

Patrice

Patrice Taylor Director, Office of Party Affairs & Delegate Selection Democratic National Committee

P.S. -- Your odds really are better than you'd think. Enter now.

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.

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Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
6:04 a.m. ET
this will shock you



David

This is beyond the pale. Republican Congressman Todd Akin told a local television station yesterday that victims of "legitimate rape" don't get pregnant.

In his words, "If it's legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

Tell Speaker Boehner to immediately denounce Akin's outrageous "legitimate rape" statement and remove Akin from the House Science Committee



This isn't just an isolated statement. Akin was a co-sponsor of the "Let Women Die" bill that would redefine rape to so-called "forcible rape" to deny women access to health care. And now, Akin wants to head to the Senate to push his extreme anti-woman agenda.

We have to stand up against Akin immediately please add your name:

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Thank you,

Kelly

Kelly Ward DCCC Political Director

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If you haven't heard by now, this will shock you.

Republican Congressman Todd Akin claimed this weekend that victims of "legitimate rape" don't get pregnant, because, "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

In the 112th Congress, Akin sits on the House Science Committee. That's right, this is the man that Speaker Boehner and the Republican party have chosen to lead our nation's science policy. We must stand against the Republicans' continued utter disregard and disrespect for women.

Please donate $X or more right now to defeat anti-women Republicans [url]

During the past year, Akin has joined Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan and the House Republican majority in co-sponsoring bills to re-define rape, defund Planned Parenthood, and pass a Federal 'Personhood' Amendment.

Please help us elect a Democratic majority who will stop the Republican assault on Women's health.

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We're in this together,

Nancy

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Republican Congressman Todd Akin told a Missouri news station:

"First of all, from what I understand from doctors pregnancy from rape is really rare... If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

Help us reach 100,000 signatures telling Speaker Boehner to remove Akin from the House Science Committee.

Please forward this email to 3 friends right now and ask them to add their name to the petition:

SIGN THE PETITION: [url]

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
12:30 p.m. ET
Akin update

- This is revolting. Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin just said pregnancy from rape is "really rare" because, "if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

We must keep Akin out of the US Senate. His repulsive views are only a preview of the dangerous policies we'd see from him in the Senate—and right now polls show him in the lead.

Click here to contribute $X: Make sure that reckless, fanatic Todd Akin agenda never gets to the Senate.

We can defeat him with your help: [url]

Thanks for standing with us, Sen. Patty Murray

P.S.: This statement is not an isolated incident. Akin co-sponsored a bill that would redefine rape in an effort to deny victims access to health care. He also questioned whether an anti-rape law would be used by women “in a real messy divorce as tool and a legal weapon to beat up on the husband.” Please help stop him right now with a contribution of $X.

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Yesterday Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin said victims of “legitimate” rape can't get pregnant because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

Polls show him in the lead, and today he vowed, “he's in it to win it.” You can't let his disgusting beliefs win this race.

Please, we need you to click here to contribute $X right now to keep the revolting Akin Agenda out of the White House and Senate.

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Crystal King DSCC Political Director

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Romney for President
3:51 p.m. ET
Be there when history is made

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I'm humbled to have been selected to speak at the convention. It's a tremendous honor to be able to address an energized and united Republican Party, and to introduce the next President of the United States, Mitt Romney.

I'm even more excited I'll be there to see Governor Romney accept his nomination -- and you could be there, too.

tampa

Donate $X today to be automatically entered for your chance to join us and see Mitt become the nominee.

If you're the lucky winner, you'll truly be part of history. Jump at your chance to be there -- it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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Best of luck to you,

Marco Rubio U.S. Senator, Florida

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