ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Message Machine

Reverse-Engineering the 2012 Campaign

I'm saving a seat for [name]ert

Did you get a version of this email, or any other campaign email? Join this project to see how political campaigns are targeting you by forwarding it to emails@messagemachine.propublica.org. If you're already signed up, log in.

 

2 email variations

53

recipients



I'm only going to get to sit down to dinner with grassroots supporters one last time.

It's one of the most meaningful things we do, and represents exactly the kind of politics we believe in: All of us, at one table, together.

So if you're someone who is helping to build this movement, I want to meet you. I want to thank you in person. And I'd love to hear what's on your mind.

This is the last time we'll be able to sit down together for one of these -- so I hope you'll take me up on it.

Your donation of $X or whatever you're able to chip in to the Obama Victory Fund will automatically enter you:

[url]

Thanks.

Barack

P.S. -- Flight and hotel are on us. All you have to do is come and eat.

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 September 25, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Obama Victory Fund here, by signing up for Quick Donate here, or click here to enter without contributing or signing up for Quick Donate. Three winners will each 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 to be determined by the Sponsor; hotel accommodations for winner and a guest; and dinner for winner and a guest with President Obama on a date to be determined by the 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: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601.

6

recipients



I'm only going to get to sit down to dinner with grassroots supporters one last time.

It's one of the most meaningful things we do, and represents exactly the kind of politics we believe in: All of us, at one table, together.

So if you're someone who is helping to build this movement, I want to meet you. I want to thank you in person. And I'd love to hear what's on your mind.

This is the last time we'll be able to sit down together for one of these -- so I hope you'll take me up on it.

Your donation of $X or whatever you're able to chip in to support me and Democrats in tight races across the country will automatically enter you:

[url]

Thanks.

Barack

P.S. -- Flight and hotel are on us. All you have to do is come and eat.

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 September 25, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Obama Victory Fund here -- [url] -- by signing up for Quick Donate here -- [url] -- or click here -- [url] --to enter without contributing or signing up for Quick Donate. Three winners will each 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 to be determined by the Sponsor; hotel accommodations for winner and a guest; and dinner for winner and a guest with President Obama on a date to be determined by the 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: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601.--------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 from a contributor to Obama Victory Fund 2012 will be allocated to Obama for America, designated for the general election. The next $X from a contributor will be allocated to the Democratic National Committee. Any additional amount s 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: OH 24% , FL 15% ; WI 12% ; IA 10% ; NV 10% ; VA 9% ; CO 7% ; NC 7% ; PA 3% ; and NH 3% . A contributor may designate a contribution for a particular participant. This allocation formula may change if following it would result in an excessive contribution. Contributions will be used in connection with a Federal election, may be spent on any activities of the participants as each committee determines in its sole discretion, and will not be earmarked for any particular candidate.

Subject: I'm saving a seat for [name]

From: info@barackobama.com

Sent: Sept. 17, 2012, 1:00 p.m.




I'm only going to get to sit down to dinner with grassroots supporters one last time.

It's one of the most meaningful things we do, and represents exactly the kind of politics we believe in: All of us, at one table, together.

So if you're someone who is helping to build this movement, I want to meet you. I want to thank you in person. And I'd love to hear what's on your mind.

This is the last time we'll be able to sit down together for one of these -- so I hope you'll take me up on it.

Your donation of $X or whatever you're able to chip in to the Obama Victory Fund will automatically enter you:

[url]

Thanks.

Barack

P.S. -- Flight and hotel are on us. All you have to do is come and eat.

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 September 25, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Obama Victory Fund here, by signing up for Quick Donate here, or click here to enter without contributing or signing up for Quick Donate. Three winners will each 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 to be determined by the Sponsor; hotel accommodations for winner and a guest; and dinner for winner and a guest with President Obama on a date to be determined by the 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: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601.

 

Compare variations

Subject: I'm saving a seat for [name]

From: info@barackobama.com

Sent: Sept. 17, 2012, 1:00 p.m.




I'm only going to get to sit down to dinner with grassroots supporters one last time.

It's one of the most meaningful things we do, and represents exactly the kind of politics we believe in: All of us, at one table, together.

So if you're someone who is helping to build this movement, I want to meet you. I want to thank you in person. And I'd love to hear what's on your mind.

This is the last time we'll be able to sit down together for one of these -- so I hope you'll take me up on it.

Your donation of $X or whatever you're able to chip in to the Obama Victory Fund will automatically enter you:

[url]

Thanks.

Barack

P.S. -- Flight and hotel are on us. All you have to do is come and eat.

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 September 25, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Obama Victory Fund here, by signing up for Quick Donate here, or click here to enter without contributing or signing up for Quick Donate. Three winners will each 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 to be determined by the Sponsor; hotel accommodations for winner and a guest; and dinner for winner and a guest with President Obama on a date to be determined by the 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: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601.



I'm only going to get to sit down to dinner with grassroots supporters one last time.

It's one of the most meaningful things we do, and represents exactly the kind of politics we believe in: All of us, at one table, together.

So if you're someone who is helping to build this movement, I want to meet you. I want to thank you in person. And I'd love to hear what's on your mind.

This is the last time we'll be able to sit down together for one of these -- so I hope you'll take me up on it.

Your donation of $X or whatever you're able to chip in to the Obama Victory Fund will automatically enter you:

[url]

Thanks.

Barack

P.S. -- Flight and hotel are on us. All you have to do is come and eat.

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 September 25, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Obama Victory Fund here, by signing up for Quick Donate here, or click here to enter without contributing or signing up for Quick Donate. Three winners will each 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 to be determined by the Sponsor; hotel accommodations for winner and a guest; and dinner for winner and a guest with President Obama on a date to be determined by the 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: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601.



I'm only going to get to sit down to dinner with grassroots supporters one last time.

It's one of the most meaningful things we do, and represents exactly the kind of politics we believe in: All of us, at one table, together.

So if you're someone who is helping to build this movement, I want to meet you. I want to thank you in person. And I'd love to hear what's on your mind.

This is the last time we'll be able to sit down together for one of these -- so I hope you'll take me up on it.

Your donation of $X or whatever you're able to chip in to support me and Democrats in tight races across the country will automatically enter you:

[url]

Thanks.

Barack

P.S. -- Flight and hotel are on us. All you have to do is come and eat.

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 September 25, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Obama Victory Fund here -- [url] -- by signing up for Quick Donate here -- [url] -- or click here -- [url] --to enter without contributing or signing up for Quick Donate. Three winners will each 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 to be determined by the Sponsor; hotel accommodations for winner and a guest; and dinner for winner and a guest with President Obama on a date to be determined by the 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: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601.--------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 from a contributor to Obama Victory Fund 2012 will be allocated to Obama for America, designated for the general election. The next $X from a contributor will be allocated to the Democratic National Committee. Any additional amount s 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: OH 24% , FL 15% ; WI 12% ; IA 10% ; NV 10% ; VA 9% ; CO 7% ; NC 7% ; PA 3% ; and NH 3% . A contributor may designate a contribution for a particular participant. This allocation formula may change if following it would result in an excessive contribution. Contributions will be used in connection with a Federal election, may be spent on any activities of the participants as each committee determines in its sole discretion, and will not be earmarked for any particular candidate.