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. James B. New Jersey

    The DNC made the rules not Obama. The GOP in FL moved the primary date. The people of FL votes the GOP into office. Obama has as much power to block votes in FL as Clinton has to make them count. NONE!!! The DNC will seat these delegates on May 31 in a way that is fair to voters and to both canidates. I find it amazing that grown people can't do some objective reading about thinks before thay make an uninformed decission.

    May 21, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  2. Sue P / PA

    To all concerned:

    Obama DID NOT disenfrancise FL or MI......................He agreed to a 60/40 spilt of delegates in both states..and.......CLINTON REFUSED!!! ( this just happened at the end of last week)

    Please get your facts straight

    These UGLY retorts from clinton supporters/republicans are disqusting. Talk about bias/racist people (dont even start that sexist sh*! with me)...take a good look in the mirror. Dont sling mud unless you are squeeky clean. And NONE of us are.

    At this moment, I , as a white older generation lady, am not very proud of the American people on these blogs.

    time to stay centered and stay focused on the White House...our country depends on the Democrats winning in Nov. Our Troops depend on us!!!

    Obama will be the Dem Nominee...get use to that fact.

    May 21, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  3. Canadian hoping for a better America

    People of Florida and Michigan:

    Barack Obama did NOT screw you out of your votes. Put the blame where it belongs, on the party officials of your states who broke the DNC rules knowing full well what the consequences were.

    It's just not fair to ask Obama to honor the primary results in these two states as they are. He did not compete in either of them (as the party urged all candiates not to), and his name was not even on the ballot in Michigan.

    Hillary supporters, try putting the shoe on the other foot. Think how you would feel if the situation was reversed, she was in the lead, and Obama made such a request. Me thinks you would not stand for it.

    May 21, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  4. MMN - Milwaukee WI

    This is sad. Clinton lies pandering have once again caught on. Its never been Obama's refusal for FL & MI votes to be counted NEVER. On the contrary the rules were made by DNC and all campaigns agreed to the rules but the states' officials violated those rules and now its an Obama issue? Get real

    May 21, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  5. A.Masabo Canada

    our votes didn't count.....nanana..u think it's OBAMAS FAULT...RULES ARE RULES PEOPLE.

    May 21, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  6. mdg

    to JJ at 10:44 AM
    Who said: "he is still trying to milk the poor people of money ".

    The one who is milking poor people of money is the former first lady who is campaigning at Century Village and other condos in South Florida that are known retirement communities.

    She 'll take their social security money to repay the loans she made to her own campaign. She deceives uneducated people into thinking she has a chance to win.

    Shame on you, Mrs. Clinton!

    May 21, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  7. Rich

    I feel sorry for the Hillary supporters who are being tricked by Hillary, believing that some how Obama had something to do with Florida and Michigan not counting during the primary season. It wasn't Obama's fault that Florida and Michigan state officials broke the rules. Hillary was fine with Florida and Michigan not counting at first, but when she noticed that she needed them, she wanted to change the rules. Why do you think that she didn't campaign there? If she is willing to break the DNC rules so easily, what about treaties between countries? Would she try to break those as well? WAKE UP FLORIDA AND MICHIGAN! YOU ARE BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF BY HILLARY!

    May 21, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  8. Maggie VT

    It is not Obama's fault because the Republicans voted to not have the delegates counted because they voted early. The DNC agreed. Obama followed the rules and did not campaign. Hillary says she won because that is what she believes. However, common sense says, you, Hillary agreed to accept the decision just like Obama and the rest of the campaigners did. So if she is saying she won, then perhaps she should share it with Biden, Dodd, Edwards, Richardson and the rest. They all abided by the rules. So you can't blame one person. She agreed to the rules, just like in MI. If this is how she is going to run her white house, maybe we should look again

    May 21, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  9. Jon, Illinois

    All of you people who keep saying that Obama violated party rules or that he doesn't want the votes to count in Florida are complete HALF-WITS!!!!!!! HE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING!!!! HE DIDN"T INSIST, NOR DID HE HAVE ANY CONTROL OVER THE PRIMARIES IN MICHIGAN AND FLORIDA TAKING PLACE EARLY!!!!! Plus, I'd like to point out (since you morons obviously aren't aware of it), that Hillary initially agreed that Florida shouldn't seat any delegates either!!!! SHE IS THE ONE THAT WANTS TO CHANGE THE RULES!!!!!! Now that she's losing, she is crying and moaning that the votes should count. How stupid are you people?!?!?! As far as I'm concerned, I think you should stay home and not vote – you're too stupid to exercise the right!!!!!!

    May 21, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  10. CNN WILL YOU POST DISSENT

    Wow, gobble gobble what the Clinton machine tells you-

    Obama DID NOT disinfranchize Florida. If you want someone to blame, blame the system not the candidate.

    Clinton should have raised objection to Fl and MI BEFORE January, but she DID NOT!!! You all look like a bunch of ignorant crybaby fools complaining about your vote in FL!!

    May 21, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  11. Brian Clark

    people shut up already, it's not his fault that Fla & Mich tried to take over the election!!! he's the best fundraiser in history and he's doing it all with small donors like me!! hey Obama here's another $25.00 from me.

    May 21, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  12. Rob

    Hillary Supporters....

    I know you don't want to but the democratic party needs to suck it up and vote for Obama in the fall unless you like high gas prices, a bad economy, and an unpopular war.

    If you like those things then McCain is your choice.

    May 21, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  13. Juliemn

    DEMOCRATS FOR McCAIN UNITE !!!!!!

    May 21, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  14. Maggie VT

    So one is asking you to donate anything to Obama. He kept his word and that is more than you can say about the other one.I am sure that when push comes to shove, "the other one" will forget who voted for her just like PA and OH.

    May 21, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  15. mollygonz

    If not Hillary..then McCain: GET A LIFE!!! I AM SO SICK OF PEOPLE SAYING THAT!! THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO DON'T TAKE POLITICS SERIOUSLY. THEY WILL VOTE FOR THE OPPOSITE PARTY OUT OF SPITE??? THAT IS SOOOO INCREDIBLY CHILDISH. YOU MUST NOT BELIEVE IN THE REAL ISSUES LIKE ME BEING A MILITARY WIFE..HAVING THE TROOPS COME HOME, HAVING A STRONG FOREIGN POLICY..WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?? THIS IS SHEER STUPIDITY AND SELFISHNESS. The same goes for people who say they would vote for McCain if Obama is not the nominee. WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THE BIGGER PICTURE...THERE IS MORE AT STAKE THAN OURSELVES!

    May 21, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  16. Beverly, NYC

    HP Boston : He is rolling in dough, he is not in debt like your girl Hillary. He has to raise more $ because she does not know how to exit gracefully. But I wouldn't expect a Hillary supporter to know about paying bills on time. Also, he does not have to beg for what donor s are willing to freely give. Nor is he shaking down 11 yearolds for their bike & video game money.

    May 21, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  17. SOHAN

    mccain/clinton best team for america

    May 21, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  18. Mike

    Is he for real? Vote Mccain not Houssein – vote Mccain not Houssein, Mccain not Houssein – Mccain not Houssein – Mccain not Houssein

    May 21, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  19. Beverly, NYC

    HP Boston : He is rolling in dough, he is not in debt like your girl Hillary. He has to raise more $ because she does not know how to exit gracefully. But I wouldn't expect a Hillary supporter to know about paying bills on time. Also, he does not have to beg for what donor s are willing to freely give. Nor is he shaking down 11 year olds for their bike & video game money.

    May 21, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  20. csquan

    Don't waste your money on this trash

    May 21, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  21. sheryl

    HP get a life!!!!! Go Obama!!!!!

    May 21, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  22. Mister King NH

    A message to all OBAMA HATERS. Hillary Clinton is actually the only one to violate DNC rules. Not only DNC rules, she outright vambooseled the rest of the party by keeping her name on the ballot. These rules of engagment were set in place and the Democratic Party of Florida knew very well that they would be penalized if they held an election. If you have 1/2 of a brain, you will agree that The State of Florida is the only people to blame here. You cant call your own shots when everybody else is playing by the rules. The rules were set in place and agreed to many many months ago. Florida dis-obeyed the rules and now they have to suffer the consequence!
    OBAMA never said there votes did not matter. He did not make the rules, the DNC did. The people of Florida "voted in" the state reps and people that make the ultimate decsion of when & where to vote. This means that The People of Florida can olny blame themselves.

    May 21, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  23. jim

    He be beggin like Bo Jangles!

    May 21, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  24. Wise White Guy

    Ok, i cant take it anymore. Please Read! Obama did not campaign in Fla after the decision was made. He had some ads already purchased and the contract didnt allow it to be undone. It was within the rules but he would have preferred if they would have undone the contract and pulled the ads. Hillary on the other hand was there for fundraisers (which we all know are nothing more than rallys where people also give money) Pay attention now....Obama had nothing to do with the Fla politicians doing what they did knowing what would happen. He also has no say in what is done from this point on as the rules committee has stated it is completely up to them. He can give his opinion to count the votes as he has but he has not pull on it. If he and Clinton can come to an agreement it might be accepted if it is in the framework of the rules. Think about this though Florida. Hillary wants them to count as they were. How is that fair. You voted early, out of turn, and that robbed you of the chance that states like mine in Wisconsin had. We got to know Obama. I would be outraged that you were stripped of the ability to see them campaign and make a good decision based on that. How could you vote for Obama over Clinton when she was the only one you had ever heard of. Personally because i did know who Hillary was i could never vote for her but that is another matter. I think if you take the time to get informed and do some reading or viewing on Paul V Clinton you will see why she is not a good cause to stand behind. Search Youtube for Hillary Uncensored (two parts). Dont get too attached to a candidate who has been caught on tape committing a felony and will likely be looking at prison time within a couple years.

    May 21, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  25. 6000ABChicago

    "If not Hillary then I'll vot for McCain"...Go ahead, females and "hard working white male" voters, go for McCain if Hillary doesn't win the nomination. Then watch the erosion of the value of the dollars in your pocket, and the erosion of your right to choice, your rights to sue over sex discrimination in the workplace, your right to organize your workplace, your right to a fair wage, and your right to have your job retained in the U.S. and not exported. That's what you'll get with McCain. But then again, I guess you'll feel realllllly good for the 5 minutes you're in the voting booth.

    May 21, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
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