More Obama Fundraising Hijinx. The Return of the Illegal Lottery?

You might remember I posted earlier this year about some questionable fundraising tactics by the Obama campaign.  It seems as though those tactics have been resurrected by team Obama.

n an e-mail to supporters, Obama says his campaign is saving some of the best seats for select donors at his election night rally in Grant Park Tuesday.

“Show your support at this crucial time with a donation of $25 or more and you could join me on election night,” the message says. “If you’re selected, you can bring a guest and we’ll fly you in and put you up in a hotel. You’ll go backstage at the big event. You’ll have a front row seat to history.”

A local campaign operative for Republican John McCain said there’s something fishy going on.

“Whenever you specifically ask for a certain amount of money and you’re asked to be entered into any kind of contest, that becomes a lottery, a raffle, and that falls under gambling statutes,” Kevin DuJan said.

Someone alert Tim Cahill, please.

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