Pa. Man Wins Trip To Obama's Acceptance Speech

Eric Melder shows off his convention pass, which he asked President Carter to sign.

hide captionEric Melder shows off his convention pass, which he asked President Carter and Rosalind Carter to sign.

Nicole Beemsterboer/NPR

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.

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