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This is pretty shocking news: President Obama will likely be the first president in modern history to get outspent in his re-election campaign.

This is pretty shocking news: President Obama will likely be the first president in modern history to get outspent in his re-election campaign.

He'll be outspent if Republican super PACs and shadow groups continue to pour unprecedented amounts of money into defeating him. Consider this fact: The Koch brothers alone are expected to spend $400 million in this election. That's more than John McCain raised for his entire 2008 presidential campaign.

But even without the outside groups, the Romney campaign is raising more than the Obama campaign, with three-quarters of its donations coming from individuals who give $1,000 or more.

That is what we're up against. And that's where you come in. There's a fundraising deadline this week, and it's an opportunity for people like you and me—folks who don't run a super PAC—to level the playing field.

Because as the President wrote in an email to supporters yesterday, "We can be outspent and still win—but we can't be outspent 10 to 1 and still win."

So chip in a few dollars to join the millions of Americans who have supported President Obama and Democrats and everything we believe in—health care, equal rights, the middle class—with a donation.

Chip in a few dollars if you care about making regular people's voices the loudest voices in our democracy.

And chip in a few dollars if you don't want a small group of Republican millionaires and billionaires, led by Karl Rove and the Koch brothers, to buy the outcome of this election.

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