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The Democratic National Committee, now chaired by Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, also is organizing what it calls “economic recovery house meetings” in neighborhoods across the country where people can gather to watch a video that promotes Mr. Obama’s stimulus plan and discuss it.

“Don’t worry if you’ve never hosted a house meeting before - we’ll make sure you have everything you need to make it a success,” the DNC message assured its supporters.

• Christina Bellantoni contributed to this report.