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Obama for America
9:22 p.m. ET
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If, for some reason, you don't want to meet the President before he accepts the nomination ... if you don't want to sit up front with the First Lady while President Obama takes the stage ... if you don't want VIP tickets to all three days of the convention, airfare and hotel covered for you and a guest ...

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Rufus Gifford National Finance Director Obama for America

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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, or click here 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 and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601.

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or click hereto 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 Rulesand additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601. Paid for by Obama for America

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11:34 a.m. ET
"[name]egitimate rape"



In a recent statement that was both factually inaccurate and horribly offensive, Republican Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin said that victims of "legitimate rape" don't get pregnant because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

but the fact is they're in lockstep with Akin on the major women's health issues of our time. Just this morning, the Republican Party voted to include the "Human Life Amendment" in their platform, calling for a constitutional ban on abortions nationwide, even for rape victims. Several Romney supporters and advisers stood silently by while this vote took place, and the Los Angeles Times reports that the platform "was written at the direction of Romney's campaign."

President Obama spoke out in response to Akin's comments: "What I think these comments do underscore is why we shouldn't have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women."

This controversy is not an accident, or a mistake, or an isolated incident. It's a reflection of a Republican Party whose policies are dangerous for women.

There is a clear choice for women in this election: Stand with President Obama.

I entered this national debate on women's rights in February, when, as a Georgetown Law student, I testified before members of Congress on the issue of contraception.

Without knowing me or my story, Rush Limbaugh called me a "slut" and a "prostitute" on his radio show.

Many Americans stepped forward to tell me they agreed with me, and supported my right to speak out without being verbally attacked. President Obama stood with us.

Mitt Romney, on the other hand? He didn't even condemn the remark, instead saying only: "It's not the language I would have used."

Since that moment, I'm even more resolved to continue the fight to make sure every single woman -- and every man who cares about the women in his life -- knows exactly what's at stake in this election. The Republicans are frighteningly clear on these issues.

The party platform itself includes a "salute" to states that have pushed "informed consent" laws, such as those that force women seeking an abortion to first undergo an invasive and medically unnecessary ultrasound.

Just last year, Paul Ryan joined Todd Akin and more than 200 other Republicans in co-sponsoring legislation that would have narrowed the definition of rape, limiting which victims of rape were "legitimate" enough to receive financial assistance for access to abortion care.

Mitt Romney famously says he would "get rid of" Planned Parenthood if he had the chance. And both Romney and Ryan pledge to go back to a system where insurance companies can discriminate against women and charge us more than men for the same health insurance.

Akin's comments shouldn't be surprising. But this isn't about him -- just like it was never about me.

President Obama has told us what he's fighting for: "I want women to control their own health choices, just like I want my daughters to have the same opportunities as your sons."

Republicans, led by Romney and Ryan, have made it clear that they want to make our decisions for us.

President Obama trusts us to make our own.

It's as simple as that. Join me and stand with him today:

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Democratic National Committee
11:21 p.m. ET
Last call: Your free trip to the convention

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This is your last chance.

The contest to win a free trip to the Democratic convention ends tonight -- and I want to make sure you get your name in the hat for this incredible prize.

I've been lucky enough to take some of our supporters to some pretty cool events with the President and the First Lady. But I can say without a doubt that this trip to the convention -- complete with VIP passes to events, the chance to meet President Obama, and sitting up front in the First Lady's section while the President speaks -- is the neatest experience I've heard of yet.

And what's better? All you have to do is chip in $X or whatever you can today to be automatically entered to win:

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I've got my fingers crossed for you,

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Hildy Kuryk National Finance Director Democratic National Committee

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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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Romney for President
9:09 a.m. ET
Meet Mitt & Paul in Ohio

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We're just days away from the convention, and the race is really heating up. But before we head to Tampa, we're heading to Ohio to introduce the historic battleground state to America's Comeback Team.

And you could be right there with us. Day on the road

I'm excited to announce that we're giving one lucky supporter and his or her guest the once-in-a-lifetime chance to join Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan for a day on the road in Ohio. This is your opportunity to go beyond the rope lines to meet Mitt and Paul in person in the hours leading up to the convention.

Donate $X today to be automatically entered for your chance to win.

Thanks and good luck!

Katie Packer Gage Deputy Campaign Manager Romney for President, Inc.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE. No contribution or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this Promotion. Making a contribution does not increase your chances of winning. To enter by making a contribution, click here. To enter without making a contribution, click here. Void where prohibited. The Promotion begins on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 5:00pm Eastern Daylight Time and ends on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time "Entry Period" . All entries must be received by 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 11:59pm. One 1 winner will receive the following Prize: two 2 round-trip coach class plane tickets within the continental United States, for use by the winner and a guest, on a date and to a Destination to be determined by Sponsor, with an approximate retail value of $X; two 2 one-night hotel stays at the Destination, with an approximate retail value of $X; and ground transportation at the discretion of Sponsor, with an approximate retail value of $X. Approximate total retail value is $X. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. The Promotion is open to citizens and permanent residents green card holders of the United States who are legal residents of one of the fifty states, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia and are at least 18 years of age or the age of majority as determined by state law. Details and qualifications for participation in this Promotion may apply. Restrictions are listed in the Official Rules. The Sponsor is Romney Victory, Inc., P.O. Box 149757, Boston, MA 02114.

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4:01 p.m. ET
Reminder



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In Paul Ryan's first week as a member of America's Comeback Team we continue to draw record crowds of enthusiastic supporters at every stop along the way. Each day we move closer not just to victory but to a better America.

There is less than a week before the start of the Republican National Convention on August 27, but you still have time to be one of the first to earn new Romney-Ryan gear while contacting voters on behalf of Mitt and Paul. Here's how it works:

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6:30 p.m. ET
We want this debate

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Nicholas,

We want this debate on Medicare -- we are ready for it, and we will win it. It's mind-boggling to hear President Obama and his liberal cronies level deceptive and desperate claims about Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's plan to protect and strengthen Medicare.

It's ironic, because some four years ago, Obama campaigned against "drastic cuts in Medicare." Yet, President Obama turned Medicare into a piggy bank for Obamacare -- and he raided $X billion from Medicare to pay for his Obamacare monstrosity.

His campaign calls this an achievement -- we call this a raid.

According to a report from the Administration's own Health and Human Services Department, Obamacare's cuts will reduce enrollment in Medicare Advantage by 50 percent and leave seniors with increased out-of-pocket costs. And the Medicare Actuary estimates that 15 percent of "hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health agencies" will be in the red before the decade is over.

Obama and his allies won't tell you all that -- nor will they tell you that their beloved Obamacare puts in place a new board of 15 unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats who are required to cut Medicare every year, which will lead to denied care for current seniors.

Medicare should not be a piggy bank for Obamacare -- it should be a guaranteed promise that our seniors can count on. Obama's plan weakens Medicare, hurts current seniors and future beneficiaries, and takes money from the trust fund you have paid into all your life.

Under current projections, Medicare will not be solvent in just 12 years.

The Republican team and the Romney-Ryan plan will protect and strengthen Medicare for current and future beneficiaries. Our plan will enact patient-centered healthcare reforms that improve access and control costs. It also will contain entitlement reform that protects Medicare for current seniors while strengthening it for future generations.

Donate $X and show your support for the Romney-Ryan Plan.

Gail Gitcho Communications Director Romney for President, Inc.



Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
3:16 p.m. ET
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When President Obama steps onto the stage at the Democratic Convention, everyone will be there. Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and… you?

24 HOUR WARNING: The deadline is tomorrow and, for today only, every entry counts as two chances to win. Hotel and airfare are on us.

Donate $X or more and you'll be automatically entered to win a FREE trip to the Democratic Convention



Thanks!

Beth

Beth Barefoot DCCC Deputy COO

Sweepstakes Rules and Restrictions:No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Click hereto enter without contributing. Sweepstakes Information: You may enter by contributing. Alternatively, you may enter without making a contribution by clicking hereand following the directions to enter. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 23rd, 2012. Sweepstakes only open to citizens of the U.S. and lawful permanent U.S. residents who are residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia and 18 or older or of majority under applicable law . Prize consists of the following prize package: Transportation for two to Charlotte, NC and four nights of hotel accommodations for two approximate retail value $X . Winner's guest must be 18 or older or of majority under applicable law and meet other requirements as described in the Official Rules. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Promotion is subject to Official Rules. Click herefor full Official Rules and details. Sponsor: Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee | 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 202 863-1500 | www.dccc.org | Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

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