WASHINGTON (CNN) – A day after the announcement that her name will be placed in nomination at the Democratic convention, Sen. Hillary Clinton sent a fund-raising e-mail to supporters that offers a trip to the convention as the prize in her latest donor sweepstakes.
“I cannot wait for the lights to come up and the cameras to roll at the Democratic National Convention in Denver,” Clinton says in the message. “”When I join Democrats from across the country who are unified and ready to get to work to elect Barack Obama, I want you there.”
The message makes two references to Clinton’s outstanding campaign debt, telling supporters “we’re still working hard to pay off all the small vendors . . . . And your help continues to make a huge difference.”
Clinton also used the fund-raising message to announce the winner of an earlier donor sweepstakes that offered dinner with the New York senator and former President Clinton as the prize.
Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee, also announced Friday the names of ten donors who won his campaign’s “Backstage with Barack” donor sweepstakes. The ten individuals represent ten different states and a variety of political affiliations. Each will attend two days of the convention along with a guest and will receive airfare to and accommodations in Denver, according to a statement released by the Obama campaign.