May 21st, 2008
10:00 AM ET
12 years ago

Obama searching for cash in Florida

(CNN) - Barack Obama is on the hunt for cash. The likely Democratic presidential nominee is slated to hold three high-dollar fundraising events in Florida later Wednesday and Thursday.

CNN's Jessica Yellin has the details of the fundraisers after the jump.

1. Wednesday night - Maitland, Florida (Orlando).
7 p.m. host reception, 7:30 p.m. larger reception.
Hosts reception: raise $10,000
Friend: $2,300 per person (includes photo)
Guest: $1,000 per person (includes private reception)
Supporter: $250 per person

2. Thursday night - The Bath Club in Miami Beach
6:30 p.m. host reception, 7 p.m. general reception
Hosts reception: raise $46,000
Suggested $2300/person for general reception
Minimum ticket price is $1000/person.

3. Thursday Night - Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida.
8:45 host Reception, 9:15 p.m. general reception
Host Reception: Raise $10,000


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (441 Responses)
  1. pa voter

    I hope the people from Florida tell him just where to stick his money. Sure we all know cnn is all for Obama, But I don't see how Florida can be...Unless they haven't watched tv for months.

    May 21, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  2. Former Obama Supporter

    How dare he. Obama doesn't want their delegates seated remember and he didn't fight for a revote. I hope the people of Florida see that and don't give him a penny.

    May 21, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  3. shaolinPrince

    This is why the youth are voting for Obama so overwhelmingly because Clinton will do anything to win. Florida and Michigan both knew the consequences of their actions before they decided not to abide by the rules. Furthermore, the ones that are pushing for the Florida and Michigan vote to count, what example are you setting for the youth of America. You are telling the youth that it is OK to break the rules if it is to your advantage. The youth of this nation are smarter than most adults realize. They (the youth) can tell when you are being hypocritical, or truthful. The youth of America seems to be more honest than the adults. The adults can learn from the youth and stick to what was established and agreed to before hand. If you show the youth how to circumvent the rules and laws than you cannot become angry when they (the youth) do so because they are only learning from the adults’ example.

    May 21, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  4. Sick, sick, sick

    I about threw up when I saw the paper at the store with his face on the front saying he was coming to Florida. The sooner he leaves the better. I have no interest in listening to someone who doesn't care what Florida wants. If he sees he have enough support in Florida you'll see him change his tune and suddenly want Florida seated. Watch for it.

    May 21, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  5. Hillary Huckabee Romney McCain Rodham Clinton

    Of course, Hillary would have us believe she is now raising money at cookouts in the Appalachian mountains when in reality she has tapped out all her donors and is 31million in debt as result of piss-poor management of her finances.

    May 21, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  6. Kate

    Why doesn't Obama campaign show video clips side by side of Hillary saying "no, we can't count FL/MI votes" and then later on saying "we can't disenfranchise FL/MI voters." Please, someone needs to highlight Hillary hypocrisy. Apparently some of her fans too dumb to see this self-serving flip-flop!

    May 21, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  7. Qualified???

    What is it that makes Clinton more qualified. All those years decorating the white house, or her dodging the sniper fire.

    May 21, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  8. linda hemmingsen

    You have got to be kidding! What is this crap, obama trying to suck up to the people of Florida? He couldn't stand a revote used the lawyers to stop it and used his influenced with dean and the committees to stop it.Why should he ask for money from you he is getting big bucks from all the the corporations and market people thatis where he is getting his money not the 5 dollar individual that he is always saying he gets it from. a list was published on line he has been slamming john macain for taking lobbying money from corporations guess what folks the truthful man is a lyer he got from all the same as macain but triple the amount.he didn't care about florida because it went for hillary now he thinks he has the nomination all wrapped up so now you all have to play nice.first read about all his ties to the rezko trial he is linked chain by chain to the corruption he has fooled everyone is this the president you want?how proud would this make you a president and first lady who hate america and the white people what does michelle call us the whitey greedy nation.

    May 21, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  9. jerry

    How can a man like that even have the balls to go into florida an ask for money.when he already told those peoples that he don't want they vote to count. that are a person who care nothing for the peoples of this county,but only about himself.I'm a black man myself. an I will never vote for mr. obama because he have shame himself and the black race.

    May 21, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  10. Modern Monkey!!!!

    For those that blame Obama for not seating FL and MI, you do not understand how politics work. It is not HIS fault, just you locally elected RNC officals and you should take out your anger on that party....the GOP. Again, it is not Obama's fault, the local leaders are and they are repug's!!!!!!! Go figure.

    May 21, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  11. mollygonz

    Nice fearmongering Ken. Oh it's soooo incredibly powerful when you use Barack's middle name. How childish are you.

    May 21, 2008 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  12. WILL THE REAL DEMOCRATS, PLEASE STAND UP?

    WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE REALLY? EGOTISTICAL, RACIST, BITTER, LOSERS, WHO ARE ON THE LOSING TEAM. SAD.
    OBAMA: ON TO THE WHITE HOUSE.

    May 21, 2008 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  13. linda hemmingsen

    Ps. obama ran ads in florida and he lied about it the truth sayer lies again .

    May 21, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  14. @americans

    at least Obama goes after the cash, Hillarious whines and begs and waits to win the next racially bigot state to holla hillarious.com!

    what a phony, this hillary!

    May 21, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  15. get with the program

    Can someone PLEASE tell us how Obama is responsible for the FL and MI votes not being counted if he followed the rules? add references and links to back up your claims otherwise we'll just have to dismiss you once again as being full of sh**.

    May 21, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  16. Alex in TX

    She weebles, and she wobbles, but she won't fall down.

    May 21, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  17. deborah

    Go Look somewhere else Barak, most of us in Florida aren't very happy with you. Your failure to recognize the results in Florida as valid turns me off. I'm voting for Mickey Mouse.

    May 21, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  18. HILLARY HAS THE POPULAR VOTE!!!!!!

    WELL THE ONLY PEOPLE STUPID ENOUGH TO GIVE HIM ANYTHING ARE HIS COLOR!!!!!

    THEY BASE THEIR DECISION ON THE FACT THAT HE IS BLACK LIKE THEM, THEY WERE ON THE NEWS TODAY SAYING THEY SUPPORT HIM BECAUSE HE'S BLACK!

    THIS IS THE STUPIDEST THING I HAVE EVER HEARD OF!

    HILLARY BEAT HIM LAST NIGHT AGAIN BY 35% WEST VIRGINIA WAS 41%!

    OBAMA CANNOT WIN! AND HE WONT GET HILLARY'S VOTERS!!!

    HE IS A SNEAKY WEASEL AND WE DO NOT TRUST HIM!!!!!

    WHILE HE IS HERE IN FL, HE SHOULD AGREE TO COUNT MY VOTE!!!

    GO HILLARY! THE PEOPLE OF FLORIDA SUPPORT YOU!!!!!!!

    May 21, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  19. Diana New York

    IF HILLARY DOES'T WIN I AM VOTING FOR MCCAINE.....HILLARY SUPPORTERS DO YOU KNOW HOW CHILDISH AND STUPID THIS COMMENT IS? DO YOU WANT TO SHOOT YOURSELF IN THE FOOT? GO AHEAD..........

    OVER 50 WHITE WOMAN.

    May 21, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  20. R

    People only hear what they want. Hillary voted on not allowing FL and MI votes to count because they broke the DNC rules! Now that she needs those votes to make a case that she is the better candidate (she can't win regardless) she wants to say let them count!

    How convenient!

    May 21, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  21. Open Eyes

    I feel bad for not counting FL and MI. My question is- why do honorable voters in FL and MI and Hillary want to count your vote now? Why you guys did not speak out about this issue when the decision was made. If you agree something to not to do and later one you want to do for your sake- that is double stander, duel personality.
    Do you think a person with duel personality (not only in this cases- so many other cases too) is a good leader for a country like USA?

    May 21, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  22. R.I.F.

    Deb from Upstate May 21st, 2008 12:07 pm ET

    "Flash and Sparkle" that's just gravy on top of intellegence, truthfullness, integrity, insight, compasion, strength, leadership, etc.

    You sound more like a child. Not voting your party because your candidate didn't win is very chilish. go to his website and read. Then compare his policies to Clinton and McCains and then report back.

    May 21, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  23. Tina candid observer

    Hillary, in her desparation, has misled, misinformed her voters in Florida and Michigan. On the other hand, how can people know the truth and refuse to walk in it! Rules are rules, when you refuse to play by the rules, you invite anarchy, confusion. Hillary, I ask, is this how you plan to lead??? Lesson: desperation is consuming, just like wild fire.

    May 21, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  24. Patricia

    I don't think Obama is in Florida just to raise funds, but that is a way of getting people involved and he usually asks for small amounts like $5.

    H. Clinton signed an agreement with the DNC that FL and MI votes would not count. Now she is trying to reverse that – kinda' like trying to reverse her vote on Iraq. My feeling is that she doesn't care as much for the people as for their votes – she can't get her point across to the DNC without them.

    What bothers me the most about this whole Democratic campaign is the enormous cost of it. We keep talking about our weak economy, foreclosures, etc. If I have my facts correct, the two campaigns have boasted of bringing in more than $270 million. We have a populations of around 300 million. Wouldn't we be out of our economic dilemma if that money had been given to the people? We would all be living very well!! So, there is money there – just not in the right places. Oh, what good things I could do with a million dollars other than put an ad on tv!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 21, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  25. Koronin

    Yeah Deb, you say you support Hillary but will vote for a guy who stands against everything Hillary stands for?

    I'm a white non-college grad and even I know how stupid that is.

    May 21, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
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