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Obama to mark birthday with fundraiser, contest

Obama to mark birthday with fundraiser, contest

CREATED Jul 16, 2012

Web Producer: Laura Kittell

WASHINGTON (AP/KGUN9-TV) - President Barack Obama will mark his 51st birthday next month with "a little celebration" at his Chicago home and if you're willing to donate to his campaign, you could be there to "wish Barack a happy birthday, face to face."
   
First lady Michelle Obama says in a fundraising email to supporters that the campaign is planning a fundraiser at their house in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood - and donors can win a chance to get on the guest list.
   
Supporters who give $3 or more to Obama's re-election campaign automatically will be entered into the contest to join Obama at the fundraiser.

According to Mrs. Obama's email if you win, they will also "fly you out and take care of all the travel arrangements."
   
Mrs. Obama says her husband's birthday will be "one of the last opportunities he'll get for a little downtime before the final weeks of the election."
   
Obama's birthday is August 4.