White House Would Like Your Wedding Gifts

Campaign unveils 'Obama Event Registry'
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2012 8:49 AM CDT
Why register with Sachs when you register with the White House's re-election campaign?   (barackobama.com)

(Newser) – "I now pronounce you, husband and White House?" In a fundraising move already getting tweaked from the right, the Obama re-election team has unveiled the "Obama event registry." Instead of asking friends and family to buy gifts for the newlyweds (or birthday boy, or whomever), you can just shovel all that money to the Obama campaign, reports Mediaite.

"Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up?" asks the Barackobama.com website. "Let your friends know how important this election is to you—register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the President on your big day." (Read more President Obama stories.)

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