(CNSNews.com) – Two hours before his State of the Union speech to the nation on Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama’s reelection operation, “Obama for America,” sent out an e-mail from “Barack” citing his planned speech and calling upon people to donate to his campaign.
The solicitation is entitled “Before I speak tonight,” and the president says the following:
“I'm heading to Capitol Hill soon to deliver my third State of the Union address.
”Before I go, I want to say thanks for everything you're doing.
”Tonight, we set the tone for the year ahead. I'm going to lay out in concrete terms the path we need to take as a country if we want an economy that works for everyone and rewards hard work and responsibility.
”I'm glad to know you'll be standing with me up there.
Directly beneath the president’s first name is a bright red box that reads “DONATE,” which people can click. From there it goes to a donation page where potential contributors can select the amount they want to donate with either a Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress or Discover card.The solicitation further states: “Obama for America can accept contributions from an individual of up to $2,500 per federal election (the primary and general are separate elections). By submitting your contribution, you agree that the first $2,500 of a contribution will be designated for the 2012 primary election, and any additional amount, up to $2,500 will be designated for the 2012 general election."