"I've got to be honest, I don't care who wins this last Dinner with Barack," Habershaw wrote with a request for a $5 entry donation.
The campaign has sent dinner emails to supporters every day this week, including from President Obama, from Vice President Joe Biden and from First Lady Obama. Mrs. Obama appears on the graphic logo promoting the contest, but she has not been announced yet as a dinner participant.
Three winners will be selected after the contest closes on Sept. 25, and each will be allowed to bring a guest. The assigned retail value is $1,600, taxable to the winners, who must also pass background checks. There's an alternate "free" entry page for the dinner contest that's required by law. But all of the winners who dined with the President at the five previous contest meals and the four celeb-guest dinners with Michael Jordan, George Clooney, Sarah Jessica Parker, and former President Bill Clinton made donations.
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The text of Habershaw's email:
I've got to be honest, I don't care who wins this last Dinner with Barack.
All I care about is who wins on November 6th.
Sure, this dinner will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you'll tell your grandkids about and all that jazz, but here's why I really think you should chip in $5 or whatever you can to be automatically entered:
You'll help build this campaign just in time for the home stretch, when we're making critical win-or-lose budget decisions.
So there you have it. Enter this cool contest, and help President Obama win the much bigger one coming up in just 47 days:
Ann Marie Habershaw
Chief Operating Officer
Obama for America
P.S. -- To make the deal even sweeter, we're picking up the tab for your dinner, hotel, and airfare, so really -- why not?