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Want to celebrate President Obama's birthday with him -- at the Obamas' house in Chicago?

Donate $X or whatever you can to be automatically entered today:

[url]

Obama for America

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 July 26th, 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 fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination to be determined by Sponsor; hotel accommodations; and tickets for winner and a guest to an event with President 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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Contributions or gifts to Obama for America are not tax deductible

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Want to celebrate President Obama's birthday with him -- at the Obamas' house in Chicago?

Donate $X or whatever you can to be automatically entered today.

Because you've saved your payment information, your donation will go through immediately.

QUICK DONATE: $X: [url]

You can also choose from the amounts below.

--QUICK DONATE: $X: [url]

--QUICK DONATE: $X: [url]

--QUICK DONATE: $X: [url]

--QUICK DONATE: $X: [url]

Or donate another amount:

[url]

Obama for America

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 July 26th, 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 fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination to be determined by Sponsor; hotel accommodations; and tickets for winner and a guest to an event with President 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.

--------------------------------------------------------------------- Paid for by Obama for America

Contributions or gifts to Obama for America are not tax deductible

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Barack jokes about his gray hairs, and how this job has given him a few more.

This guy works harder than anyone I know, and he deserves to kick back for a few hours and enjoy his birthday next month. So we're sending him to Chicago to celebrate at home with some of his friends.

Do you want to be there, too?

Make a grassroots donation of $X or whatever you can today to be automatically entered for the chance.

What makes birthdays special for me is spending time with the people I love, and putting everything else aside, even if it's just for a few hours.

Barack doesn't get to do that much anymore, and it's safe to say this backyard get-together might be one of the few remaining chances he'll get to relax for the next few months.

I have a hunch this will be pretty memorable for you, too -- it's not often you get to help a president celebrate his birthday.

Take it from me, you don't want to miss out. Pitch in what you can to be automatically entered to join Barack's party in Chicago on August 12th:

[url]

Oh, and one more thing: The campaign is picking up the tab for airfare and accommodations, so really, why not give it a shot?

Hey -- good luck.

Joe

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 July 26th, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Obama for America hereor 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 fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination to be determined by Sponsor; hotel accommodations; and tickets for winner and a guest to an event with President 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

Contributions or gifts to Obama for America are not tax deductible

Subject: Warning: This picture is cute

From: info@barackobama.com

Sent: July 23, 2012, 11:06 a.m.




Want to celebrate President Obama's birthday with him -- at the Obamas' house in Chicago?

Donate $X or whatever you can to be automatically entered today:

[url]

Obama for America

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 July 26th, 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 fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination to be determined by Sponsor; hotel accommodations; and tickets for winner and a guest to an event with President 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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Contributions or gifts to Obama for America are not tax deductible

 

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Subject: Warning: This picture is cute

From: info@barackobama.com

Sent: July 23, 2012, 11:06 a.m.




Want to celebrate President Obama's birthday with him -- at the Obamas' house in Chicago?

Donate $X or whatever you can to be automatically entered today:

[url]

Obama for America

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 July 26th, 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 fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination to be determined by Sponsor; hotel accommodations; and tickets for winner and a guest to an event with President 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.

--------------------------------------------------------------------- Paid for by Obama for America

Contributions or gifts to Obama for America are not tax deductible



Want to celebrate President Obama's birthday with him -- at the Obamas' house in Chicago?

Donate $X or whatever you can to be automatically entered today:

[url]

Obama for America

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 July 26th, 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 fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination to be determined by Sponsor; hotel accommodations; and tickets for winner and a guest to an event with President 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.

--------------------------------------------------------------------- Paid for by Obama for America

Contributions or gifts to Obama for America are not tax deductible



Want to celebrate President Obama's birthday with him -- at the Obamas' house in Chicago?

Donate $X or whatever you can to be automatically entered today.

Because you've saved your payment information, your donation will go through immediately.

QUICK DONATE: $X: [url]

You can also choose from the amounts below.

--QUICK DONATE: $X: [url]

--QUICK DONATE: $X: [url]

--QUICK DONATE: $X: [url]

--QUICK DONATE: $X: [url]

Or donate another amount:

[url]

Obama for America

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 July 26th, 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 fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination to be determined by Sponsor; hotel accommodations; and tickets for winner and a guest to an event with President 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.

--------------------------------------------------------------------- Paid for by Obama for America

Contributions or gifts to Obama for America are not tax deductible



Barack jokes about his gray hairs, and how this job has given him a few more.

This guy works harder than anyone I know, and he deserves to kick back for a few hours and enjoy his birthday next month. So we're sending him to Chicago to celebrate at home with some of his friends.

Do you want to be there, too?

Make a grassroots donation of $X or whatever you can today to be automatically entered for the chance.

What makes birthdays special for me is spending time with the people I love, and putting everything else aside, even if it's just for a few hours.

Barack doesn't get to do that much anymore, and it's safe to say this backyard get-together might be one of the few remaining chances he'll get to relax for the next few months.

I have a hunch this will be pretty memorable for you, too -- it's not often you get to help a president celebrate his birthday.

Take it from me, you don't want to miss out. Pitch in what you can to be automatically entered to join Barack's party in Chicago on August 12th:

[url]

Oh, and one more thing: The campaign is picking up the tab for airfare and accommodations, so really, why not give it a shot?

Hey -- good luck.

Joe

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 July 26th, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Obama for America hereor 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 fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination to be determined by Sponsor; hotel accommodations; and tickets for winner and a guest to an event with President 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

Contributions or gifts to Obama for America are not tax deductible

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