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Giannoulias Offers Dinner With the President



    Giannoulias Offers Dinner With the President
    President Barack Obama is introduced by Illinois Democratic Senate Candidate Alexi Giannoulias, right, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    The way to a Dems wallet is through his stomach. Or maybe it's proximity to power.

    Either way, Alexi Giannoulias is trying to appeal to donors by offering a dinner with himself and President Barack Obama Thursday when the prez comes to town for a fund raiser.

    "On October 7th, President Obama is coming home to Chicago to host a fundraiser for our campaign," a message on Alexi's campaign site says. "If you make a contribution right now - just before the critical end-of-quarter fund raising deadline - you'll have a chance to join the President and me for a night you'll never forget."

    The site asks for donations of as little as $10 to put contributors in the running for a dinner with the President.

    Obama arrives in Chicago Thursday. No word on who picks up the check.