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Dems urge Americans to 'chip in' for Obama's birthday present

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Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,Barack Obama,Democratic Party,Campaign Finance

"THANKS -- WANT TO CHIP IN FOR A GIFT?"

That's the message the Democratic Party is delivering to supporters as President Obama's 52th birthday on August 4 nears.

"Thanks for signing President Obama's birthday card. What would be a better gift than electing more Democrats? It will take resources to win back the House and keep the Senate," reads the DNC email. "In honor of President Obama's 52nd birthday, donate to help elect more Democrats."

The email opens with a cute picture of Bo the first dog and an email line reading: "Help Bo." The picture shows Bo on the South Lawn wearing a birthday hat. The blurb beside the dog: "You're invited to join Bo in wishing President Obama a Happy Birthday."

Shortly after the president's birthday, the first family are scheduled to spend eight days in Martha's Vineyard at a $7.6 million resort hideaway.

Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.