9:47 am May. 18, 2012
The Obama campaign is trying its hand at another celebrity raffle.
After raffling off a couple of spots at his glitzy fund-raiser with George Clooney in California last month, the Obama campaign is taking the same tack with an event at Sarah Jessica Parker's home in New York.
The event is headlined "A New York Night," and will take place on June 14.
"I hope you'll help me welcome President Obama and the First Lady to New York," Parker said in the email. "It should be fabulous."
The online raffle helped the campaign raise $15 million for the Clooney event, a record-breaking haul.
On Fox News yesterday, one of Mitt Romney's top bundlers, Woody Johnson, said the Romney campaign would be emulating the same approach, promising an "answer" to Clooney would be unveiled soon.
Here is the full email:
It's my honor to invite you to take part in an event I'm hosting at my home with the President and First Lady on June 14th.
If you can make a donation of any amount today, you'll be automatically entered to win two tickets to New York to join us.
Just before Election Day in 2008, I went to an Obama campaign office in New York and called some undecided voters.
I believed then, as I do now, that if we all chipped in and did our part, we would not only make history, but create meaningful change that so many Americans needed.
For me, this election is even more important than 2008.
As a woman, a mother, and an entrepreneur, I need to believe our country can be a place where everyone has a fair shot at success.
This November's election will determine whether we get to keep moving forward, or if we're forced to go back to policies that ask people like my middle-class family in Ohio to carry the burden -- while people like me, who don't need tax breaks, get extra help.
I'm hosting this event on June 14th because there is so much at stake this year, and I want to keep doing what I can.
I hope you'll help me welcome President Obama and the First Lady to New York.It should be fabulous.Donate $3 or whatever you can to be automatically entered to win:https://donate.barackobama.com/Night-in-New-YorkHope to see you there,Sarah Jessica
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