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. Deb

    All the money in the World isn't going to buy votes in Florida for Obama.

    They remember and will keep remembering how he brushed them off his shoulder!

    Too little too late!

    May 21, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  2. swalker327

    GO OBAMA!!!

    I, for one, will fly down to FL to knock on doors and canvas/fundraise as much as you need me to!!

    May 21, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  3. Sheryl

    Yes We Can!!!

    May 21, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  4. DannyCali

    Every body have right to vote and every vote should be count crybaby Obama typical White grandmama. No count no money, no count no hope
    no count no change. Other thing you need to learn how to pledge of allegiance first before campaign in general election.

    May 21, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  5. Matthew

    I hope Floridians don't give Obama a dime after he participated in the disenfranchisement of voters in the state. And I certainly hope they don't give him their votes in November (if the Dems are dumb enough to nominate him).

    May 21, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  6. AL

    Florida don't count on the Primary, but it does count to raise money.

    May 21, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  7. vince

    Good Luck. People don't forget those who don't want their vote counted.

    May 21, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  8. AJ, IL

    So what Jessica Yellin? Every candidate is hunting for money. Why doesn't CNN report on the campaign finance reports issued yesterday?

    Hillary Clinton was running with a campaign debt of $31 million at the end of April!

    With Obama and her splitting May 20th primary victories, but Obama reaching the milestone of getting the majority of pledged delegates, Hillary is "unofficially" done. The only remaining primaries that really matter are Montana and South Dakota where Obama is currently favored to win. Puerto Rico doesn't vote in the general election so the only argument for a win coming out of Puerto Rico is to gain popular votes, since just two months ago Puerto Rico changed from a caucus to a primary.

    May 21, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  9. Helen

    See not all Floridians are upset with Barack. They understand RULES & REGULATIONS and probably appreciate it more that he didn't flip flop on the issues like some have.

    Thanks...Florida.

    May 21, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  10. If not Hillary....then McCain

    Hey CNN, Last night, immediately after Hillary's victory speech in KY, the first words spoken by your pundits were" during Hillary's speech, the Obama campaign released their fundraising figures for April. With $37 million in cash on hand...." the real story is that his campaign took in less than before and that he spent more than he took in in April....this is an example of your biased reporting...you did not report the facts, but rather the talking points you want out there! SHAME ON YOU CNN

    POST THIS!

    May 21, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  11. Wayne

    Your headline is so misleading. Its Hillary who is 30 million in debt and Obama who raised over 30 million in April.

    Who writes these stories?....

    May 21, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  12. Chris from NY

    The guy is not only looking for cash he's also looking for votes. Money sometimes translates into votes.

    May 21, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  13. Father

    Is he really there to "Hunt for Cash" given how he has outdistanced his rivals in fundraising ?

    -or-

    Is he there to campaign for the fall election to win the state.

    Enough with the National Enquirer like tag lines ... OK?

    CNN, you going to loose credibility if you keep this up.

    May 21, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  14. Stephanie, VA

    Well, Barack has never had a problem getting money. That's what it's going to take to get our country back. He has also spent his money responsibly, so the people know it's a wise investment. Remember Warren Buffet would not support someone who doesn't use his money wisely.

    So support him Florida, he will make you proud.

    Obama 08 and 12. We love you Barack, Get well Ted.

    May 21, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  15. WAYNE JAMES

    I THINK ALOT OF PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THE AGREEMENT WAS ABOUT TWO STATES VOTES NOT COUNTING AND DID THE CANIDATES SIGN ANYTHING CONCERNING THIS IF NOT WERE THEY AGREEABLE . IF CLINTON IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE STATE VOTES DID SHE AGREE OR SIGN ANY AGREEMENT

    May 21, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  16. Observer

    Lots of luck.... Hillary has that territory sewn up.

    May 21, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  17. Tony - DC

    OBAMA BETTER START SEARCHING FOR VOTES. HE'S GOING TO NEED THEM COME NOVEMBER!

    OH, WHY BOTHER? HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE DEOMCRATS CHOSEN THE WRONG CANDIDATE? WE JUST NEVER SEEM TO LEARN. AFTER THE LAST HORRIFIC 8 YEARS YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT WE'D HAVE WISED UP BY NOW.

    WE DESERVE THIS UPCOMING LOSS TO MCBUSH! ONE MORE GOR THE BOOK.............YET AGAIN!

    May 21, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  18. dubious title

    "Obama searching for cash"?!?

    CNN, you make it sound like Obama is cash strapped!! I really find your way of choosing titles for Obama posts very dubious to say the least.

    He's fundraising in Florida, just like Hillary and Mc4more fundraise whenever, wherever they can.

    May 21, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  19. Dewayne Wade....

    Sould donate money to Obama, maybe he'd make Obamas TOP 5

    May 21, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  20. ted

    How Much Money do you need Barack? I hate to think what the country is in for if we get you as president. Increased spending and taxation is not the kind of change I want.

    May 21, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  21. carolyn

    He doesn't want their votes to count and now he wants money from how guaint

    May 21, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  22. Venus

    I love it!

    Hillary is missing out!

    Go Bam!!

    May 21, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  23. Paul

    Not even a penny..

    Hillary won FLA and so, please continue to support her. She is the best candidate for the White House.

    Hillary 08- Yes she will

    Thanks

    May 21, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  24. james

    Florida won't vote for Obama but Hillary would have a great chance there.

    Don't waste your time Barack – you are all FLUFF and TALK.

    Just words – not even your own.

    May 21, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  25. Clinton/McCain

    If people are smart, they won't give him a dime. He ignores Florida when it's in his best interest to do so, and then he begs for money from these people when he's in desperate need of their help. Kick him out of the state!

    May 21, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
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