While Sandy pummeled the East Coast Monday night, Michelle Obama was soliciting campaign contributions from folks affected by the storm.
The following was sent at 7:44 PM via email to voters in North Carolina and Virginia just around the time Sandy made landfall:
From: Michelle Obama <firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>>
Subject: I know we've asked a lot of you, but we're almost there
Date: Monday, October 29, 2012, 7:44 PM
There's still time to meet Barack and get two of the best seats in the house on Election Night. If you make a donation today, you'll be automatically entered to join us in Chicago for his big speech.
You'll be right in the middle of all the action on Election Night, and if Barack wins, you'll know you played an important part in making that happen and moving our country forward.
We'll fly you and a guest to Chicago, put you up in a hotel, and make sure you're right up front when Barack gives his speech.
What he'll say that night depends entirely on what we do right now.
I don't have to tell you, this election is close.
Barack needs you. Please chip in $5 or whatever you can today:
I know we ask a lot of you. Thank you for everything -- we're almost there.