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Fund-raising milestone: Obama taking donations via text message

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WASHINGTON--The Obama campaign--taking advantage of new campaign finance rules--on Thursday started collecting donations--no more than $50 sent via text message.

from the campaign....

"As part of its ongoing effort to build the largest grassroots campaign in history, Obama for America announced today that it will be the first political campaign in history to accept small-dollar donations via text message.

"Following FEC advisory opinions issued in June and August, supporters with mobile phones on supported carriers will now be able to text "GIVE" to 62262, OFA's text short code, to quickly make small contributions, not exceeding $50 during any billing cycle for most carriers."

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