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


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soundoff (441 Responses)
  1. Jeff Radun

    Ya Florida will be lined up to give a guy who really doesn't want their votes counted becuase it would hurt his chances.
    Talk about change as ong as it does not effect him.
    Go MCCain

    May 21, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  2. Grant

    Why are people saying that Barack has blocked the vote in FLA and MI? His camp has approved in principal the Carl Levin recomendation put forth to the DNC in MI, no one in FLA has even proposed a solution, this is not Obama, it is the DNC and state committee..... How can he block votes, when he has not been given a proposal to consider, Sen Clinton has stalled on the MI proposal, because she feels that Obama should not receive any delegates and she wants them all as she conveniently left her name on the ballot after implying she would join every other candidate and remove hers as well...now that is a position worth discussion...typical HRC, 4 months ago, the votes should not count, now the votes MUST count, but only votes for me...absurd! Anyways, if he lets them stand as is, he still wins anyways...she keeps harping on the millions of democrats whose voices are lost in the wilderness, but the fact is voter turnout in both states, MI and FLA at the time was very low, and significantly less than the estimated registered DEM voters in that state...This race is over, all the polls indicate it, the numbers indicate it, the $$$ definately indicates this

    May 21, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  3. John, NC

    You all need to get your facts straight befor you make comments. Obama had nothing to do woth Florida and Michigan's votes not counting. The rules that were set were broken by these two states so you should blame those people in charge. It was all fine when Hilary was ahead and she agreed not to count those states. But as soon as she started to lose then all of a sudden Florida an Michigan should count. Come on people.

    May 21, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  4. Kathy in KENTUCKY

    i was just reading on cnn that they think Hillary should tell her
    voters she does not want racist voters. Get real, You reporters
    would do anything for obama to look good. Kentucky showed obama
    they don't like him or want him for president. Cnn was talking last
    night if he can win Kentucky over?No Don't think so and yes if
    obama goes against Mccain, Guess who Ky. will vote for Mccain and
    some won't vote at all. Obama brushed Ky off like he did Flordia.
    The whole clinton family was in Ky. for weeks. Obama was in
    Louisville and then sent his wife up to Lex. for a while. Obama
    knew he would not win in Ky. but he could have came around
    to the areas. And if obama thinks he can come around in Nov.
    to get Hillary votes he is wrong. TOO LITTLE TOO LATE AS THE SAYING GOES HE WILL GET THE DOORS SLAMMED IN HIS FACE.
    WE THE PEOPLE OF KY. WE DON'T FORGET . VOTERS CAN VOTE
    HOW EVER THEY WANT AND WHOM THEY WANT TOO.SO DON'T
    PLAY THE RACE CARD WITH KENTUCKY. THE MAN HAS NO EXPERIENCE AND IS VERY ARROGANT AND HIM TALKING LAST NIGHT DID NOT SHOW ME ANYTHING AT ALL. HE TALKED ABOUT
    CHANGE BUT DID NOT GO INTO DETAIL WHAT CHANGE WOULD COME. AND THE VOTES MCCAIN GOT IN KENTUCKY JUST THINK
    WHAT THEY WILL BE IN NOV WITH HILLARY SUPPORTERS.

    WE LOVE YOU HILLARY !!!!
    BUT IF NOT YOU
    "NO WAY OBAMA"

    HILLARY OR MCCAIN

    May 21, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  5. lol

    maybe hamas, the weather underground, and oprah's angel network can raise some money for obama. he outspent hillary 5-1 in kentucky and he still can't beat her. pathetic the presumptive nominee lost every single county in WV, and only won 2 counties in KY. wake up superdelegates he can't beat mccain.

    May 21, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  6. Franky from Cali

    The not so smart voters are the ones supporting Clinton and McCain. They also have no money, lol. The smart ones who are educated will donate to Obama. It's obvious !!

    May 21, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  7. LaShanda

    LOL! You people are highly misinformed! Senator Obama did NOT block votes in Florida. The DNC did! He does not have the power to start a revote. You need to do your research! None of the candidates are to blame!

    May 21, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  8. Scott, Norfok, VA

    Now he wants there money, tell him to stuff it, he did not want to count there votes, but now he wants to count there money. Obama do us all a favor and bow out of the race. As a Democrat if Hillary is not in it, then i guess this election I will become Republican. GO McCAIN....

    May 21, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  9. Lil Rich

    I believe all of you Obama haters are misinformed. Obama is not responsible for Florida and Michigan voting ahead of the primaries. You don't change the rules in the middle of a contest because someone is losing. If this was the other way around Hillary would say no way. Yes everyone votes count. But, your disqualified when you don't play by the rules. Those of you that would move over to McCain's camp because of this is only hurting yourself. When you cast your vote you should do so because that person stands for what you believe in. Stop blaming someone because they are following the rules and have ran a positive campaign thru out. This is why our children today are looking for a change. Not only it's unfair to change the rules, but we must watch what we are teaching our children about rules. Yes, it's unfortunate, but the person to blame is not Obama.

    May 21, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  10. Realist

    I didn't vote in the Florida Primary because I KNEW my vote wouldn't count. Funny how quickly word gets around that our votes would not count because of the timing of our primary. There are more disenfranchised NON-voters, like me, who never had their voice heard.

    All you blaming Obama for not counting our votes are just being childish. Do the country a favor and research before you talk.

    May 21, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  11. Joe from NC

    I agree that FL and MI should count. But why didn't she start demanding they be seated until after she won them?

    May 21, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  12. Morgan, Canada

    I love how Clinton supporters totally ignore the facts!

    FACT! Hillary Clinton AGREED that FL and MI would not count because they violated the RULES!

    Yes RULES! It appears that Clinton supporters only follow the rules when it suits them!

    What a JOKE!

    And let me ask you this... if Obama was in the same position as Clinton is now do you think the media, and the party would be letting her get away with all this crap?

    I'm all for her staying in, she should stay in and finish it. Just stick to the rules, and don't try to change the rules now that you're losing.

    May 21, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  13. Mary, Chicago

    Hillary or McCain '08!

    May 21, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  14. Marge Hibbing Mn

    He won't find Auchi or Rezko there, but it is close to Panama where all his financing has been routed from....think that's why he is there ..closer to the cash box and offshore money.

    May 21, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  15. Judy

    How much for him to call you Sweetie?

    May 21, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  16. E.T., OR

    People choose to interpret or listen to whatever justifies their own bitterness or anger, and then they make bad decisions based on that. I am a strong supporter of counting the Michigan and Florida votes. I have followed this race very, very closely. At NO TIME did I ever hear Senator Obama say that Florida or Michigan votes should not count.
    Unfortunately, decisions are going to be made based on bad judgment that will divide this country and God forbid, give us another 4 years of the Bush policies!!

    May 21, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  17. Patricia

    I read article wrong. He is doing big fundraisers. Usually he asks for small amounts. I don't agree with big-money fundraisers unless they are for some philanthropic cause like cancer research, etc.

    May 21, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  18. Florida and Michigan Love Obama

    Funny how the Republican Governor and congress voted to move this date and to mess up the democratic race and then you people tell Obama he stopped the revote.

    Obama has nothing to do with the voting in Michigan and Florida.Those states didn't want to pay for a revote. Michigan didn't even have edwards and obama on the ticket.....you people are just STUPID>>>>>>STUPID

    Hillary Supporter

    May 21, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  19. Kathryn Irby - Metairie, LA

    He'll find it! Obama in 2009!

    May 21, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  20. JJ-Orlando

    I'll be in Kissimmee, but I would rather see Mickey, And then go celebrate Hillary's win.

    May 21, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  21. RIF

    "HILLARY HAS THE POPULAR VOTE!!!!!! May 21st, 2008 12:27 pm ET

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

    That's the smartest thing I've heard a Clinton backer say all day.

    Since he's half black and half white then you are right. Also throw in the latinos, jews, asians, etc. then you have a wining coalition.

    Obama's winning Oregon which is only about 2.9% black so your arguement just went out the window. You are stupid and writing in all caps doesn't make you sound any smarter.

    May 21, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  22. Boston for OBAMA

    OBAMA and Clinton both voted and agreed with the DNC rules. She is showing her true color by trying to blame everyone else for the problem Michigan and Florida have simply because she believes she can convince the party to allow the two states that knowingly broke the rules to be counted as is. This is foul. The states should be counted but only by half. Never cut your nose off to spite your face. Voting is a priviledge. Hillary may not be qualified to run this country........she does not pay her campaign bills. Those vendors need to be paid now.

    May 21, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  23. Ron L

    PLEASE NOTE SOME OF THE RECENT COMMENTS BY HILLARY SUPPORTERS!!
    I THINK WE ARE SEEING THE UGLY HEAD OF RACISM START TO RISE...
    THIS IS NOT GOOD..AND SOME OF HILLARY'S RECENT STATEMENT ARE UNITENTIONALLY SUPPORTING THIS LINE OF THINKING...
    IT CAN AND WILL GET UGLIER IF SHE CONTINUES TO STRESS "WHITE" VOTERS SUPPORTING HER...

    May 21, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  24. Disgusted and Surprise

    This is not a game people. Stop it. I can't believe some of the ignorant comments I am reading here. Deb from Upstate says, "If he [Obama] is our nominee, I will be a Democrat for McCain. Voting more against Obama." Can you get more ignorant than that? If you vote for McCain to avoid voting for either Democratic nominee, then you are simply putting your future, the future of your children, and the future of your children's children at stake. Both Democratic nominees on their worst days are better than McCain on his best days. I simply cannot imagine another four years (or eight) of what Bush has already put America through. I don't think our country can even stand it.

    All I have to say to you people is educate yourself, and find out the facts before you make a judgement or decision based on hatred and ignorance. Read and research. Talk to people who know. Find the facts. Don't be so ignorant as to play Russian Roullette with your own lives. I have a Democratic nominee that I am fond of, but there is no way in the world I would vote for McCain over the candidate who is not my choice.

    It is pathetic that people let personal feelings and blatant ignorance get in the way of sound judgement.

    Unite The Party people. Get behind whoever the nominee turns out to be.

    WE WIN EITHER WAY!!!

    May 21, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  25. Go Hillary

    This guy will never be president . He will never win .

    May 21, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
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