Meet the Democratic guys: “Barack, Joe, Hillary.”

In their latest fundraising bid, the Democratic National Committee has sent a picture of a happy-looking President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the headline: “Make these guys happy. Chip in $10 or more to support the Democrats before the new year.”

A click moves supporters to a donor page that reads, “The first thing we do in 2014 will be to decide how much of our strategy we can execute -- and that decision will be based on how much we have at the end of the year.

“That's why this month's fundraising deadline is so critical: This is our last chance to build up the resources we need before the election year starts,” said the email.

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