Some time back, the Obama campaign site offered a "check your voter registration" link. This seemed like a good resource to promote, so I checked it out. This required giving them an email address, and since then, I've gotten a flood of fundraising emails purporting to be from significant people within the Democratic party.
One from yesterday was particularly noteworthy in its unique incentive offer:
I want you to be there with me on Election Night when the results come in.
We're planning a big event that will include tens of thousands of supporters in Grant Park in downtown Chicago.
We're saving some of the best seats in the house for 5 people who make their first donation to the campaign before Sunday at midnight.
If you're selected, you can bring a guest, and we'll fly you in and put you up in a hotel for the night. You'll go backstage at the big event and -- no matter what happens -- you'll have a front row seat to history as we celebrate the supporters who got us over the finish line.
Any donation of $5 or more qualifies, so if you're into that sort of thing, you've got thirty-some hours to send them some cash.