A message from President Obama about the final Dinner with Barack of his campaign:
My favorite campaign tradition started five years ago—check out the email below.
It's just incredible how much we've grown—from 100,000 individual donors at that time to more than 3 million in this campaign alone—and how much we've accomplished together.
Tomorrow night, we're selecting the guests for the last dinner of my last campaign. I'm looking forward to closing out this tradition the way it started: with supporters like you.
Will you be there?
Make a donation, and you'll be automatically entered.
It's bittersweet, but this is the last time we'll do this on this campaign. I'd love for you and your guest to be there. As always, your flight and hotel are on us.
From: Barack Obama
Date: Wednesday, June 6th, 2007 at 6:23 p.m.
Subject: Re: Dinner with Barack?
When we launched this campaign, we decided not to take the easy money offered by Washington lobbyists and special interest political action committees.
Instead, we put our faith in you, and we couldn't have made a better choice.
I'll be meeting four of you for dinner sometime soon, but what's happening across this country is bigger than me, or my candidacy.
Together we're re-shaping the political process based on the idea that a movement of people who care about the common future of all Americans can be more powerful than any special interest.
I hope you'll take a minute to make a donation, and perhaps we'll be seeing each other soon.
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