A Democratic operative supporting the Obama campaign says he was randomly chosen in one of the campaign raffles for a meal with President Obama.
In a message to Obama supporters today, Toby Fallsgraff, listed as “Senior Email Campaigner” for the Democratic National Committee, wrote that he donates “at least once” every time the campaign raffles Obama off – just to make sure the Obama 2012 website is working properly.
And he won – though he wasn’t permitted to receive the grand prize.
But his selection, he writes, should give everyone hope that they can win the current contest.
Or that the contest is rigged.
Okay, I have no evidence of any wrongdoing. They’re probably on the level. Probably.
Here’s what he wrote:
I’m going to let you in on a secret:
Your chances of winning Dinner with Barack (and Michelle) are MUCH better than you might think.
I know, because my name was randomly selected . . . Sadly for me and good for you, staff members aren’t eligible to win.
But if you were thinking you’re never going to get picked, take it from me and think again.
The latest contest, which has the usual $3 entry fee, will force both Barack and Michelle to sit through dinner with randomly chosen winners.