Obama to Florida for Nelson fundraiser
February 18th, 2011
02:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama to Florida for Nelson fundraiser

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will travel to Florida next month to headline a fundraiser for Sen. Bill Nelson, who could face a rough road to re-election next year.

The president will attend the March 4 event along with Nelson and Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, chairwoman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, according to a source with knowledge of the event. The dinner and reception is being held at the Miami Beach, Florida home of Judith and Michael Adler, large contributors to Democratic candidates and causes.

The source tells CNN that the money raised at the event will be split between Sen. Nelson's re-election bid and the DSCC.

The two-term Nelson is under the 50 percent mark against possible Republican challengers in five 2012 hypothetical general election matchups, according to a recent survey commissioned by Ron Sachs Communications and conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. jimbo

    A visit from Obama will be the kiss of death to his campaign. Look at Obamas track record...too funny. Nelson you are more naiive and out of touch that I thought you were....guess that happens to all Obamabots sooner or later.... Buh bye Senator !!!!

    February 18, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  2. Jeff from Va

    My question is; will the DNC repay his travel? Probally not!!!!!! It is terrible that we have to pay for his travel to try and help people get elected!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 18, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  3. Sue

    Maybe Obama should concentrate on the budget, the Middle East, the Iranian ships in the Suez Canal, etc.-–instead of being off on the campaign trail again. His "community organizer' skills/experience are definitely in clear view. Too bad he is incompetent, unqualified, etc for anything else.

    February 18, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  4. belikinman

    so she is jealous of an ignoramus?

    February 18, 2011 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Because he supports Floridians, Nelson deserves to be re-elected.

    February 18, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    I hope all the Teatards out there enjoy the corporate feudal system they've signed us all up for. Freekin idiots. All because you were either angry about a black POTUS or bought into the ideological snake-oil the GOP has been selling for the past

    Newsflash: THEY ARRANGED THIS ENTIRE ECONOMIC CRISIS SO THEY COULD WAGE THEIR WAR ON THE MIDDLE-CLASS. What they're attempting in WI, TN, OH and soon to be elsewhere is a giant tell that gives the whole game away. Walker took office in WI, had his GOP cronies in the state legislature spend $140M on political favors and then turned around claiming a $137M budget deficit he created constituted the economic crisis justification for trying to obliterate the ability of public workers to peaceably assemble into collective bargaining units to defend their rights and protect their families...something this entire ferekin country realized was necessary over 50 years ago. They want to get rid of collective bargaining rights for one reason abnd one reason only: unions tend to donate to Dems. PERIOD. That's all it is. The idea that they can eviscerate public education by killing teachers' unions and force them to take even worse salaries and accept lesson plans that include revisionist conservatized history, science, religious studies, etc., is just gravy to them. Unions helped elect a black liberal and THE GOP IS P-SSED ABOUT IT...as are is bigot moron fundamentalist ideologue base and the corporate puppetmasters behind the GOP curtain. The Koch brothers put all of these people in power. Half a century of trickle down economics has proven it doesn't work. 3+ decades has seen middle-class wages STAGNANT while the upper 2% of this country's wealthiest people have seen an increase of 281% (since 1979) in their wealth and assets. TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY ONE PERCENT!!!!. And they'er complaining that they "can't" create jobs beacuse they're "saddled" with "job killing" regulations? BULLSPITTLE!!! It's a sham. They're sending all our jobs overseas where they can exploit the workers and trying to create slave labor conditions in THIS COUNTRY TOO. Wake the hell up before it's too late. You may think it's fine and dandy for them to take away union labor rights because you side with teh GOP tribe and want the unions out of the campaign financing picture...BUT I GUARANTEE YOU YOUR LABOR RIGHTS ARE NEXT.

    February 18, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  7. gt

    ah yes... the kiss of death...

    February 18, 2011 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  8. This black liberal hates Obama

    Gee that's funny, I thought Nelson wanted to get re-elected!

    February 18, 2011 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  9. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Okay Bachmann I'm the Devil, the "inner assurance" needed before she decides to run. LOL

    February 18, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |