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David Axelrod headlining Giannoulias fund-raiser July 25

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White House Senior adviser David Axelrod is the draw at a July 25 fund-raiser for Democratic Illinois Senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias. One of the hosts is Bettylu Saltzman, the Democratic activist who years ago spotted a young Barack Obama as a comer on the Illinois political scene and told Axelrod he could be president some day.

Donations to the event ranges from $500 to $2,400.

Giannoulias has not released second quarter fund-raising numbers yet, but the guess is he will lag behind GOP rival Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.). Kirk's campaign last week released the haul--and that he raised $1 million in June-- in part to show the controversy over the embellishments over his military record did not shut down fund-raising. Read Sun-Times political writer Abdon Pallasch's report here.

You are cordially invited to join
Bette Cerf Hill & Bruce Sagan
and Bettylu & Paul Saltzman
for a conversation with
David Axelrod
Democratic Nominee for U.S. Senate
Alexi Giannoulias
!! !! !!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
!! !! !!
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.*

!! !! !!
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.**

! Sponsor: $2,400* ! Friend: $1,000** ! Supporter: $500***
*Join us at 5:00 p.m. in for a conversation followed by a progressive buffet
**Join us at 5:30 p.m. in for a light buffet and a conversation with remarks
***Join us at 6:15 p.m. in for dessert and remarks
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Kelly Murphy at or at 312.373.9382.
Contribute by Personal Check Contribute Online
Payable to: Alexi for Illinois
P.O. Box 494 • Chicago, IL 60690
First & Last Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Employer: _____________________________________________ Occupation:___________________________________________________
Work Phone: __________________________________________ Work Fax: ____________________________________________________
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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.
Second First & Last Name**: ______________________________________________________________________________________________
**For joint contributions, contributions will be evenly attributed between names.
2nd Name Employer: __________________________________ 2nd Name Occupation: _____________________________________________
2nd Name Work Phone: __________________________________ 2nd Name E-mail: _________________________________________________
I certify that I am a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S. Signature: ______________________________________________________
Contribute by Credit Card please fill out below:
Please bill my personal credit card: Visa MasterCard AMEX Discover
Card Number: __________________________________________________________________________________ Exp: ______________
Name as it appears on the card: ____________________________________________________________________________________________
Signature: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
2nd Name Signature, if Joint Account: ________________________________________________________________________________________ !
Contributions and gifts to Alexi for Illinois are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Federal law permits contributions from an individual totaling up to
$2,400 for the general election. Contributions from corporations, labor organizations, political action committees and national banks; from any person contributing
another person's funds; from foreign nationals who lack permanent resident status; and from federal government contractors are strictly prohibited. Alexi for Illinois
does not accept contributions from currently registered federal lobbyists, corporate political action committees or minors under the age of 18.

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