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Pa. Man Wins Trip To Obama's Acceptance Speech

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Pa. Man Wins Trip To Obama's Acceptance Speech

Pa. Man Wins Trip To Obama's Acceptance Speech

Pa. Man Wins Trip To Obama's Acceptance Speech

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Eric Melder shows off his convention pass, which he asked President Carter and Rosalind Carter to sign. Nicole Beemsterboer/NPR hide caption

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Eric Melder is one of 10 Barack Obama supporters who won an all-expenses-paid trip to Denver courtesy of the Obama campaign.

Last month, Obama's campaign e-mailed supporters saying if they made a donation of $5 or more and wrote a 100-word essay explaining why they support Obama, they could be selected to attend the convention. Melder won — and was given tickets next to President Jimmy Carter's seats.