The Dinner With Hillary Fine Print

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“Would you like to join me for dinner?” Hillary Clinton writes in a mass email this morning. She’s talking to you, just you, if “you” happen to be one of the supporters who is selected randomly from a drawing on August 8, and then given a plane ticket to fly to a dinner with Clinton. “My staff has been calling this my ‘retirement dinner,'” she continues, “not because I’m retiring, of course, but because we’re working on retiring the debt we owe to small vendors all over the country. And everyone who acts today will have the chance to join me — along with a guest — for a dinner to talk about whatever you’d like.”

Here’s the fun part. Though the email links to a fundraising page, the fine print says you don’t have to give any money to enter the contest. That’s right: Anyone who claims to support Hillary can join this lottery. Here’s how:

Contest limited to legal residents of the U.S. who are at least 18 years of age and who support Hillary Clinton. The sponsor of the contest is the Hillary Clinton for President, 4420 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203. Making a contribution will not improve your chances of winning. To enter without making a contribution, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with name, address and phone number to: Dinner with Hillary Contest, 4420 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 OR e-mail

Good luck.