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. Christine

    At the rate you people are talking, you will enjoy 4 more years of George W. Bush and his Recession, his failed Iraq invasion, his gas prices and his failings on health care! Way to go people, there's nothing sadder than a bunch of people who have a great opportunity to change the direction of their country and decide instead to throw their vote away! So the next time you go to fill up thank yourselves for continuing the Doubletalk Express on to the White House in 2008

    May 21, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  2. faye, NV

    Hillary was one who said at first not to worry about FL/MI. She was not concerned when she thought she was going to be the front runner. Now she is trying to make it as thou she's been pulling for FL/MI all the while.

    May 21, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  3. Hillary Supporter

    I have followed the Clintons since the late 80's and I really think she wants one of three things.
    One: VP slot (not going to happen)
    Two: Senate Majority Leader (Might happen)
    Three: President in 2012 (Can't happen)

    Clintons are anything if they are not arrogant, but this last one is so off the mark.

    If Obama wins in November, Clinton is ancient history in 2012, and by 2016 no one will remember the 90’s.

    If Obama looses in November, Clinton will get the blame from about 50% of Democrats under the age of 60. Most of whom will not want to see her with the nomination in 2012. The name Hillary will still have a “bitter” taste their mouth.

    May 21, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  4. fred

    Obama is about a arrogant as they get!! He is even more arrogant than Bush....I didn't think that was possible!!

    I hope the people of Michigan an Florida will not give him a dime!!!

    GO HILLARY!!

    May 21, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  5. Victoria

    Oh please stop with the he blocked the votes, he doesn't want the votes to count, he did this, he did that...... ENOUGH ALREADY!

    If Obama is that powerful, maybe he should be president.

    She wasn't worried about the voters in those state when they signed the agreement . She did sign that agreement too, remember that. She is only pandering to the voters in FL and MI now because she thinks it will help her win.

    May 21, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  6. Donna in ID

    Now that takes a lot of guts. He did NOT want a re vote in FL so they could be counted there now this egotist wants the people to donate to him. He has alienated a lot of Floridians. I have family and friends down there and he is on many bad thoughts list. What a real selfish jerk. I am a real Hillary fan and she would win this whole thing if FL and Mich. got re votes. That is what he is afraid of.

    May 21, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  7. Tanya, GA

    How come nobody in FLA is pissed off with the reps who broke the DNC rules? Ignorance of the process is written all over this blog.

    May 21, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  8. Benjamin Columbus, OH

    Jim,

    You may have a bone to pick but it certainly isn't with Sen. Obama. When the Republicans in FL decided to move the state primary ahead of Super Tuesday, the DNC offered the Democratic leadership in FL a funded compromise that would have allowed for a Democratic primary that recognized all votes and delegates. The DNC's bluff was called, their threat to take away delegates was enforced and all 8 Democratic nominees agreed with the decision (including Sen. Clinton).

    Now, after one of the most poorly run campaigns in Presidential history, she wants the rules changed to her advantage. UNBELIEVABLE!!!

    1. She had the name recognition.
    2. She had the support of the Democratic establishment.
    3. She had a popular, former President actively campaigning on her behalf.
    4. She initially had the most money.

    And what does she do, she virtually ignores the most loyal group of Democratic voters since the 60's (African-Americans) and has the audacity to criticize Sen. Obama for his struggles with "so-called" hardworking, blue-coller whites who more often than not, vote Republican in general elections.

    If she can't lead a successful campaign, with all of her touted experience, why should she be trusted to lead the most powerful country in the world?

    No one seems to legitimately be able to answer this question for me

    Sen. Clinton should bow out gracefully NOW!

    May 21, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  9. STLCOP

    Some of you people are real idiots!

    Do you understand that it is NOT Barak Obama that is punishing MI and FL for breaking the PARTY rules?

    The only reason Clinton has switched her position is that she started losing.

    She says she wants every vote to count; yet claims to have the popular vote. Well, in her claim, she is DISCOUNTING

    May 21, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  10. Maggie VT

    NOBAMA:

    Obama has already agreed to seat the delegates but that is not what Hillary wants. She wants ALL of the delegates and ALL of the popular votes!!!! Little greedy since Obama's name was not on the ballet in MI and he abided by the rules of both states. Her own campaign manager said on Meet the Press it should be a 50-50 split as he was chairman of the DNC and the same problem and he threatened to throw those delegates out. So maybe it will come down to 50-50 which is fair. Obama has agreed to that. HIllary is not telling the whole truth.

    May 21, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  11. Sore Losers

    Wow...what a bunch of cry babies....Boo Hoo Hoo Hillary didn't win so I will just stay home and not vote.....come on, stand up for what you believe in and quit your bellyaching. If you want to go through another 8 years of what we have now then stay home and not vote but don't complain if McBush wins and you have to send your sons and daughters off to a war that should have never been.

    May 21, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  12. A.Masabo Canada

    You people Laura,Marie,Dusty,Pete,Be fair,Deb,Danycalli,Matthew,Al,Vince,.Manuel TX,Gary,Rene Contreras,Jim ...who still claim that it's Obama who disenfranchise FL & MI's votes have no clue.You are nuts!!!Even Hillary signed it,didn't she?so get educated!!! search before u open your mouth.

    May 21, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  13. Teacher in CA

    Why are folks in Florida and Michigan blaming Obama in this mess? He followed the rules, Hillary didn't. Your states didn't follow the rules either. How is that his fault? Why don't you place the blame on "your votes not being counted" on those that are responsible, namely your governors?

    Face facts, Barack Obama did not slight you or silence your voice.

    May 21, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  14. BE REASONABLE!

    BE REASONABLE!

    IT WAS YOUR STATE REPS THAT MESS UP YOUR VOTES. VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE!!!!!!!!

    HILLARY AGREE TO THE TERMS NOW WANTS TO CHANGE THEM BECAUSE SHE IS LOSING!!!

    DON'T BLAME OBAMA BECAUSE HE IS FOLLOWING THE RULES!

    May 21, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  15. Maxine

    To all the misinformed bloggers. Obama, Edwards and Clinton agreed with FL and MI over a year ago....each of the states legislators (Republican and Democrat) screwed up those states right to vote.....Obama is willing to work on a FAIR agreement. But because Hillary is behind now she is looking at it differently. With the technology we have today, you can go back in time and listen to what was said over a year ago......Hillary is the only candidate who is back peddling......look back people and get off your high horses.

    May 21, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  16. Lynn brown

    If They would count the votes in Florida and Michigan ,Hillary would be the winner.I don't care what they say Hillary has been treated so dirty from the beginning ,her supporters will not vote for Obama and he can't win without them.Everybody knew who was running for President and we knew from the start who we wanted to vote for so don't give me this he didn't campaigh there or his name wasn't on the ballot . my ballot will still be a write-in for Hillary even if Obama is the nominee Women all over America should be ashamed if they do not vote for HRC. People all over the country are banning together to do this so I guess we will have a Republica President if Hillary doesn't pulll this off yet.

    May 21, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  17. NO-BAMA

    KEEP SEARCHING BECAUSE YOU WON'T GET 1 RED CENT OF MY MONEY !

    PR
    4
    HRC

    May 21, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  18. STLCOP

    Pardon me...

    DISCOUNTING caucus states. Yet another contradiction.

    I admire her will to win, but am sick of her lies and deceit.

    May 21, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  19. Hillary supporters are very very uneducated

    As Obama is the only remaining democrat candidate to follow the dnc rules, i would imagine there are many floridians pleased with him for not flip flopping (like hillary) and would gladly donate to his cause.

    hillary supporters like to regurgitate this nonsense that obama is somehow responsible for the dnc decision to discount florida/michigan delegates. as if obama was the one who came up with the idea.

    we desperately need to invest in the education of many of the rural communities in this country, where most clinton supporters come from. their ignorance on so many issues, including this one, is why we still don't officially have a candidate today and why the party is (currently) divided.

    May 21, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  20. R Garcia, Northern Cali

    Might change peoples mind's once they see that Obama will raise Millions on millions of dollars in Florida, then he'll go to Michigan and do the same!

    May 21, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  21. TonyNJ

    I have the old feeling that a cheque is in the mail. I don't think money be his problem. I think he could just wish for it, and it would be there. Votes in November might be a different story. Historians say the office of Emperor went to the highest bidder in Rome a few hundred years after the time of Jesus walking this earth. One should read their history, as they might just learn something from it. It repeats itself over and over again.

    May 21, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  22. patty

    I find it hyprocrytical of Obama to go into a state asking for doantions when these people don't count as far as his math is concerned.

    It's dispicable that everyone calls Hillary the racist, when all she's doing is telling the truth about who's behind her 150%. These people vote for her because she cares about them and they know it.

    Obama on the other hand has the vote of 92% of the African American Community and yet that's not racist? Lets face it the AAC is only voting for him because of the color of his skin, not because of his accomplishments.

    What about Critizing Hillary's entire family how come that's fair game but when you critizize the Obama's family it's not ?

    Obama will not win the votes of many Americans I for one will go independent if Hillary is not our President.

    May 21, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  23. fred

    Where is Barry getting his money????

    Sure are a lot of Obama supporters on these boards that are for Obama???

    GO HILLARY!!

    May 21, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  24. Jerico McClure

    SOME OF THE INDIVIDUALS WHO POSTED TO THIS BLOG ARE CLEARLY OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY AND POLITICS. IT IS VERY OBVIOUS TO ME WHY HILLARY CLINTON SCORES BIG WITH THE ELDERLY AND THE UNEDUCATED IN STATES LIKE NORTH CAROLINA AND KENTUCKY (heeeee haaaaw!) QUESTION IS, IS IT OBVIOUS THE INTELLECTUALS ON THIS BLOG? ALSO, RESPONDING TO THE POSTER NO OBAMA, HILLARY CLINTON WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAMPAIGNED IN FLORIDA WHILE SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS AND OBAMA RESPECTED THE DNC RULES NOT TO CAMPAIGN THERE. AS FAR AS HIM WANTING TO RAISE MONEY, IT IS A FREE COUNTRY AND HE IS WELCOME TO RECEIVE MONEY FROM ANYONE WHO WANTS TO MAKE A CHARITABLE INVESTMENT IN THEIR OWN FUTURE, AND THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY.

    May 21, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  25. Les-Wa

    What a nerve this man has! After calling primary outcome of Florida as BEAUTY CONTEST when he was in Kansas after CNN announced Hillary won Florida primary trouncing him and McCain, he now has the gumption to go there and ask for money?!?!?!

    Obama has NO OUNCE of SHAME! His ARROGANCE has NO LIMITATIONS!

    To those of you Obama cult followers calling people in Kentucky racist, we are NOT racist; we are MODERATES to CONSERVATIVES which doesn't bode well with liberals like you who LACKS COMMON SENSE. You can't learn common sense in any university.

    May 21, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
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