Michigan mom sells handwritten Obama letter for $7,000

28-year-old Jennifer Cline will use money from sale of two-sentence note to buy a house


Associated Press
November 2, 2010 5:07PM (UTC)

A 28-year-old mother of two from southern Michigan whose bleak prospects and resilient attitude prompted a handwritten note from President Barack Obama promising "things will keep getting better" has sold the memento for $7,000.

Jennifer Cline of Monroe received Obama's two-sentence note in January after writing him a letter detailing her family's situation. The former pharmacy technician has been unemployed since losing her job in 2007 and she suffers from skin cancer.

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Cline tells WJBK-TV she sold the note because she and her husband want to buy a home, and that her family is more important than a piece of paper.

Jason Cline tells The Detroit News his wife remains an Obama supporter.

The autograph collector who bought the note hopes it fetches $18,000.

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