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. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    The only way he can kiss and make up with Florida is to find some way to count at least some of their delegates – maybe half.

    Same with Michigan. It's on him this time, so he needs to step up.

    May 21, 2008 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  2. D.

    At least he hunts- she just stands and begs.

    May 21, 2008 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  3. Donna

    I thought he had enough money...

    May 21, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |


    May 21, 2008 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  5. R.I.F.

    Look out!!! comes the FL & MI chants in 3..2..1....

    Before you start, the sound minded people in Florida know that Obama was only going along with the DNC and also the plan for a revote in FL was scraped by their own people with Obama having ZERO to do with it. Please google "Florida revote" and read before you start spewing lies and hate.

    Obama '08

    May 21, 2008 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  6. proud army and navy mom

    why don't you list the fundraisers that hillary has been slated to attend? what's wrong don't want to mention the republican lobbyists that supports her?

    May 21, 2008 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  7. Liar, Liar, pants on fire.

    So revealing. I like that! Nothing to hide.

    May 21, 2008 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  8. Robert in Toronto,ON

    This is how you bankroll for a general election.

    I would drop $500 dollars to be there.

    May 21, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  9. Obama/Kennedy

    Finally it is time for the Democrats to come together and beat the old man Mcshame contination of Tush and send him to the Nursing Home.

    May 21, 2008 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  10. Laura Bartow

    That's a lot of money for someone who doesn't want their votes to count.

    May 21, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  11. Gary E., Roma, TX

    Vamos a hacer feria! Viva America?

    Gary E., Roma, TX

    May 21, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  12. Conservative -CA

    With the rockstar status Obama has on the country he could've easily charged more.


    May 21, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  13. NObama

    Interesting.. since he was the only one that violated the DNC rules to NOT campaign there during or before Primaries..

    And he STILL did not win the vote in FL. And he won't win that state in the General election either.


    May 21, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  14. Caroline

    Sorry......after reading that headline, I had a picture of Obama out on the beach with a metal detector looking for coins.........

    .....hey, maybe Clinton could try that......

    May 21, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  15. marie

    how appalling – he wants money before Florida votes are even counted in the Primary.

    This man is not my choice for President of the United States.

    Hillary or McCain 08!

    May 21, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  16. stayingathomewoman


    May 21, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  17. BRiley

    Must be safe to ask for Florida to contribute to the process now!! How convenient Obama! You should truly be ashamed of yourself! If I lived in Florida or Michigan I would definitely not vote for Obama in the GE. What a slap in the face.

    May 21, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  18. Edgar - Orlando, Florida

    you will not get one dime from me until you show who you really are and let people ask you questions! Stop with the cum bia attitude, that is not the real world. America is at war with Al Qaeda and fanactical Islamic groups who are ready to hurt America and its people.

    The Democratic party wants to make good with the fanactical groups and I won't support that at all.

    May 21, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  19. dusty

    well he needs to go look somewhere else, florida is finished with this so called "democratic" party. we are not giving him or any ohter democrat anything.

    you dont want our votes, then you get no of our money either. Hillary Clinton is the only candidate who i sactually striving to get our votes counted and our voices heard. she has gotten lots of money from me and other floridians. lets keep it up florida.

    Fire Howard Dean and maybe we will consider it.

    May 21, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  20. jj

    he is still trying to milk the poor people of money when it just said he still has over 31 million left for the PRIMARY BUT ONLY 9 MILLION FOR THE GENERAL election. Why does he want to take money that they could use for food and housing. It's just one more reason I keep backing away from voting for him. His arrogance and greed and his agreeing with his Mentor Wright for 20 years. What do you believe, agreeing with him for 20 years or all of a sudden he doesn't agree with him because NOW he's running for president. He talks about NEW politics but practices the same ol same ol. He says one thing and does another JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER POLITICIAN. NO DIFFERENCE. WHERE'S THE CHANGE???? hmmmmmmmmm

    May 21, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  21. Chris in VA

    Obama still gets blown out by Hillary no matter how much he spends.

    Keep on fleecing the gullible, Barry.

    May 21, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  22. Pete, TS FL

    Our money counts but not our votes.

    May 21, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  23. Billy J Austin, TX

    I would like to point out that Ted Kennedy ran the very same campaign that Hillary is running right now. He went all the way to the floor of the convention, june 3rd when it was obvious he could not win. Carter had it sewed up many months earlier, but Ted stayed in with…. and I quote " I am the more electable candidate" (because the country just loves northeastern ivy league yachting types)

    So what is wrong with Hillary staying in, to save face and to make sure her supporters got their moneys worth? If Obama is so fragile his candidacy cannot stand even this.. then what will happen in the fall? I will vote for him, that's what will happen. I hope the rest of my southern white blue collar, "I had to work right outta high school", men will be as generous to the snobby wing of our party.

    May 21, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  24. Be fair

    Barack Obama won't let the Florida votes counted, but wants to do fundraising.

    He will do anything to get elected. I will never vote for him for his attitudes and judgements.

    May 21, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  25. Harrison

    Yes! Finally! We are going to hear Obama at the reception in Weston tomorrow night! Our first chance to hear him in person and more about his GE strategy.

    May 21, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
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