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By the Numbers: Dinner funds flood president's war-chest

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Yeas and Nays,Politics,Andrea Shiell

$53 million: The amount raised by Obama for America's "Dinner with Barack IV" sweepstakes in March, according to Obama FoodaramaPresident Obama's campaign announced Monday that 567,000 people had donated money - 190,000 of them for the first time - with the average donation equaling $50.78, and 97 percent of the donations ringing in at $250 or less. The "Dinner with Barack IV" contest also staggered submissions to encourage small donations, sending one email to supporters asking them to "give $3 or whatever you can" for a chance to have dinner with the president.

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