• “Before I go on stage tonight”

    President Obama sent this message to supporters before the debate in Denver tonight:

    In just a few moments, I'll go on stage to meet Mitt Romney in the first presidential debate here in Denver.

    I couldn't be prouder to represent you out there.

    You know, it's because of you that affordable health care is within reach for millions more Americans. It's because of you that we've seen 30 straight months of job growth and middle-class families have seen their taxes cut.

    Together, we've done a lot—but there is so much more to do to keep this country moving forward. That only happens if we win this election.

    Before tonight's debate, will you chip in whatever you can to help finish this campaign strong?

    Can't wait to see what you do tonight.

    Barack

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