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Obama sends first political email

From NBC's Chuck Todd and Mark Murray
This morning, tapping into his 13 million-strong email list for the first time since becoming president, Obama urged supporters to "spread the word and build support" for his economic stimulus plan.

In particular, he asks them to host or attend an Economic Recovery House Meeting this weekend.

"I hope to sign the recovery plan into law in the next few weeks," Obama says in the email. "But I need your help to spread the word and build support. It's not enough for this bill to simply pass Congress. Americans need to know how it will affect their lives -- they need to know that help is on the way and that this administration is investing in economic growth and stability."