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Obama Asks for Campaign Contributions With Emails About Connecticut Shootings

Obama email about Newton shootings hits readers up for money
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An email sent out by Obama’s campaign team regarding the Newtown, Connecticut shootings actually asks for campaign contributions!

Campaign advisor David Axelrod sent out an email urging supporters to watch President Barack Obama’s address to the town of Newton, Connecticut. According to the Washington Examiner, this is what recipients found in the email:

There are two links that open a page with a video player featuring the president’s speech and two donate buttons asking for $15-$1,000 for his campaign.

According to The Examiner, the email is pretty clear about where and how to donate to Obama:

Above and below a picture of Obama giving his speech are two links to the donation and video player page. One reads, “Watch this speech.” The other reads ““. Clicking the picture also directs supporters to the video player and donation page.

Jeryl Bier, who is an outspoken Obama critic and well-known political blogger, had this to say about the email:

Not one, but two buttons – two opportunities to donate to the Obama campaign. Not to the Red Cross, or to a memorial fund for the children and adults killed in Newtown. How hard would it have been to shift the focus, disable the buttons, for just one email, just one blog post? But the show must go on.

Obama, according to financial disclosure records, finished the 2012 campaign with $14.2 million left in the bank. But we guess he still needs our money.


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