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    President Barack Obama makes a statement about Japan following last week's earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear concerns, Thursday, March 17, 2011, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo)

    A paid obituary for a Houston-area man who died of cancer recently urged mourners to, in lieu of flowers, "please make a donation to ANYONE running against" President Barack Obama.

    James Harrison of The Woodlands died Feb. 27 at the age of 68.

    The obituary approved by his family also suggested donations to the American Cancer Society as an alternative.

    Harrison was a retired food-service worker. John Rundlof, his stepson, told KRIV-TV of Houston that Harrison "was an avid Republican and just took that to the grave with him."

    Rundlof said Harrison wrote the appeal for donations to Obama opponents himself before he died.