Why is Beyoncé emailing me?

Jay-Z and Beyonce want to hang out with you. Really. (Getty Images)

There’s a new signatory on Obama 2012 spam.

In the latest mass email to the campaign’s mailing list, none other than Beyoncé chimes in: “Jay and I will be meeting up with President Obama for an evening in NYC sometime soon. And we want you to be there!” (Jay — you know, Jay-Z, her husband. Not Jay Carney).

It’s the latest in a series of star-studded dinners the campaign is using to whip up enthusiasm among high rollers and small donors alike: what the New York Post describes as a a $40,000-a-ticket dinner at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club in Manhattan on Sept. 18. Beyoncé’s message indicates the event will follow the pattern of the recent Sarah Jessica Parker and George Clooney-hosted fundraisers by raffling off a couple seats (plus travel and hotel costs) to donors who’ve contributed as little as $5.

(Cross-posted from The Reliable Source).

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