Obama Campaign Offering “Dinner With Barack” For $5

By Eliza

Jun 16, 2011 11:59am

ABC News’ Mary Bruce Reports: Ever dreamed of having an intimate sit down dinner with the president? Well for a mere $5 (although you’re encouraged to donate more) the chance could be yours. Obama’s 2012 campaign is offering a sit down dinner with the president for four supporters who make a donation.

“I'm not asking you to donate today just so you'll be entered for a chance to meet me. I'm asking you to say you believe in the kind of politics that gives people like you a seat at the table — whether it's the dinner table with me or the table where decisions are made about what kind of country we want to be,” Obama wrote in a letter to supporters, signed “Barack.”

The president’s 2012 campaign will pay for your flight and the dinner, “all you need to bring is your story and your ideas about how we can continue to make this a better country for all Americans.”

“This won't be a formal affair. It's the kind of casual meal among friends that I don't get to have as often as I'd like anymore, so I hope you'll consider joining me,” he wrote.

The president is also using the “Dinner with Barack” fundraising push as a chance to remind voters that he’d rather have dinner with regular folks than rub elbows with special interest groups.

“Most campaigns fill their dinner guest lists primarily with Washington lobbyists and special interests. We didn't get here doing that, and we're not going to start now. We're running a different kind of campaign. We don't take money from Washington lobbyists or special-interest PACs — we never have, and we never will,” he wrote.

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