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Obama has lunch with campaign contest winners

Friday - 1/6/2012, 1:02pm  ET

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is having lunch with four winners of a contest that lets small-dollar donors enjoy a meal with the president.

The campaign says the participants include an early-childhood special needs teacher from Nevada, an Afghanistan war veteran from North Carolina, a postal worker from Colorado and a firefighter from Georgia.

The group is having lunch at a restaurant near Washington's Dupont Circle.

The Obama re-election campaign has offered the meals with the president, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden to boost campaign contributions online, allowing donors the chance to enter a drawing to sit down with Obama over a meal.

Giving was not required, but the campaign requested $3 donations or more from anyone willing to contribute.


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