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Obama adding Biden to low donor dinner party

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WASHINGTON--While President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle this week woo big dollar donors, the Obama 2012 small contributor program just sweetened it's dinner with Obama event. Instead of a small donor winning a place at a meal with the president, the lure now is to be in the donor lottery to meet and eat with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. As Obama said in a video about the contest--paraphrasing Biden (but leaving out that f word) having Biden also at the table makes it a big deal.

June 30 is the last day for second quarter donations; the Obama 2012 team is trying to emphasize small donors--even as the major contributors and bundlers are for now the backbone of the 2012 drive for a second term.

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