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Come dine with the president

Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker is planning a campaign dinner for President Barack Obama and offering a chance to win two tickets with $3 online donations.

Parker sent an email to supporters and appeared in an advertisement on Sunday's MTV Movie Awards telling people of the online donations and tickets to the event at her New York home.

"I'm hosting this event on June 14 because there is so much at stake this year and I want to keep doing what I can," she said. "I hope you'll help me welcome President Obama and the First Lady to New York."

The email asked for donations of "$3 or whatever you can to be automatically entered".

Actor George Clooney hosted a dinner last month at his home in Los Angeles where some 150 people paid $40,000 a ticket to see the president.