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WASHINGTON--- White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) omits from his Wednesday public schedule a fund-raiser hosted by Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias at a restaurant in Chicago's Greektown community. The event is closed to the press and a campaign spokesman, Ben LaBolt, said in response to my e-mail query this morning that a pool reporter will not be allowed in the reception. Obama stumps in Iowa for a series of meet-the- candidate events and then returns to Chicago for the Giannoulias funder.

As an example of the hard ball nature of the campaign, NYPost Washington Bureau Chief Charles Hurt resurrects in the Wednesday edition an old story about Giannoulias---one he has long battled regarding reputed mob ties--with the headline "Obama's Mob-tie $idekick."

For the Obama public schedule and a copy of the Giannoulias invitation, please click below....

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Sac City, IA -> Storm Lake, IA -> Spencer, IA -> Chicago, IL
COFFEE WITH SAC CITY ACTIVISTS
Home of Stephanie Frederick
1320 Losure St.
Sac City, IA

Program Begins: 9:45 AM

This event is by invitation only.

Media Coverage: Event is open to the press.

STORM LAKE MEET THE CANDIDATE
Circle Park
W. Lakeshore Dr. at Bradford Field
Storm Lake, IA
Media access: 12:00 PM
Doors open: 12:15 PM
Program begins: 12:45 PM

Cable Run: 275 ft.
Throw: 50 ft.
Live Truck Parking: Directed on site.
Wireless internet will not be available on site.

Media Coverage: The event is open press. For credentials, please email gtseggai@barackobama.com .

SPENCER MEET THE CANDIDATE
Spencer Family YMCA
1001 11th Ave W
Spencer, IA


Media Access Time: 2:30 PM
Doors Open: 2:40 PM
Program Begins: 3:15 PM

Throw: 50 ft.
Cable Run: 400 ft.
Live Truck Parking: Directed on site.
Wireless internet will be available on site.

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Please join Illinois State Treasurer

Alexi Giannoulias

with
Senator Barack Obama
for a reception benefiting
Obama for America

Wednesday, September 5, 2007
6:30 PM

At
Costa’s Greek Dining and Bar
340 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL

Host: $2,300 per person
Supporter: $1,000 per person


RSVP REQUIRED

R.S.V.P. information attached. For more information please contact
Jordan Kaplan at (312) 819-2437 or jkaplan@barackobama.com.

Obama for America does not accept contributions from currently registered federal lobbyists, registered foreign agents,
political action committees, or minors under the age of 16.
Contributions to Obama for America are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.
Federal law prohibits the acceptance of corporate contributions.

Paid for by Obama for America
Obama for America

***Please include this page with your contribution***
 Yes, I would to attend and make a contribution of $2,300.
 I’m not able to attend but would like to show my support for Sen. Obama by contributing $______.
Please make checks payable to:
Obama for America
233 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60601
-or-
Fax your credit card information to: (312) 324-3819

Please bill my personal credit card: Visa MasterCard AMEX Discover
Amount: $_______________
Maximum contribution $4,600 per person*

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Name as it appears on the card: ________________________________________________________________
Signature: ________________________________________________________________________________

By signing above, you authorize us to charge your card in the amount indicated. You also affirm that your contribution is
made from personal funds and not from funds otherwise prohibited by law.
Obama for America does not accept contributions from currently registered federal lobbyists, registered foreign agents,
political action committees, or minors under the age of 16.
Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and employer of individuals
whose contributions exceed $200 in an election cycle.

First & Last Name: _________________________________________________________________________
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Contributions or gifts to Obama for America are not tax deductible. Federal law prohibits the acceptance of corporate contributions.
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