WASHINGTON -- President Obama has a simple wish for his upcoming birthday: some cash.
At least that is what First Lady Michelle Obama is asking for in an email to supporters Monday, in which she reveals she and her husband plan to celebrate his 51st birthday next month with "a little celebration" at their Chicago home.
Obama's birthday is Aug. 4, and his reelection campaign is using the occasion for another contest in which supporters can enter to win a chance to meet the president.
"We'd like to give grassroots supporters an opportunity to join in the fun. You guys deserve it, and I know Barack would personally love to see you there," the first lady writes in the email, asking for donations of as little as $3, "or whatever you can."