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. D.Kimbro OHIO

    He is adding to the war chest for the general election. How funny Clinton and McCain supporters are to come out here and blog about him needing money. This man has set fund raising records and ran a campaine that is debt -free. Hillary raised 22 million this month and is still in the red. Hmmmm!! So Clinton and McCain followers let's talk about judgement, and fiscal responsibility.

    May 21, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  2. Darryl

    I found the answer why Hillary Clinton is getting so many white voters over Obama.

    Bill Clinton and Rich Carroll speading more lies:


    The Jihad Candidate – by Rich Carroll

    this is totally wrong for America politics

    Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton stop spreading lies

    May 21, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  3. Christine

    While you Hillary Lovers all running your mouths did you ever think that Obama is raising this money to help your girl pay off her debits?

    This is how he has to do it because he cant use his contributions and this is what the other canidates do to help the LOSER pay off debits,,,

    If you think he cant raise enough off the net think again He doesn't have money problems Hillary does DUH...

    Myself I wouldnt give the Clintons a dime they have millions they made off the White House,,,

    May 21, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  4. Anonymous

    if you want a nother four years of Bush vote for who you want. Stop crying.

    May 21, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  5. Democrat for Hillary or McCain

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    I live in Fort Myers, FL, and I will NEVER vote for Barack Obama, and all the Democrats I know feel the same way. He didn't want our votes to count when they would have made a difference, so he can kiss them goodbye in November. I'm voting for McCain – 1/2 the Democrats I know are doing the same, and the other 1/2 are staying home in November.

    Florida will be the state that prevents him from winning the Presidency. He'll pay for disenfranchising loyal Democratic voters.

    And before you start screeching that it wasn't his fault – it WAS. He prevented a revote that Clinton backers were willing to pay for.

    May 21, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  6. bill from pa

    Not only did clinton agree with the DNC, last October she told NPR that MI and FL don't count because they broke party rules. Now that she's losing she's playing the voters in FL and MI to get what she wants. The state parties broke the rules but somehow it's all Obama's fault. FL and MI are irrelevant in the dem primary. Deal with it, go after your state party people and correct YOUR problem.

    May 21, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  7. PLJ

    Say What You Will, But I believe the people in Florida will show-up to these events....And Barack will walk away with more then enough to continue his campaign run for President of the USA

    May 21, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  8. Wise White Guy

    Midwest Sends a Message: First of all I would not call WV and KY part of the Midwest since they are on the eastern side of the country. They sure did send a message. That message is STAY IN SCHOOL, DONT BE A FOOL! If you do not have a good education you are easy to dupe. Also if you do not have a good education you are more likely to be someone that hates others for not good reason such as race or perceived status. If you do not have a good education you do not bother to research both candidates to make a good decision. I do not think that everyone needs to go to college but it sure would be nice if those who do not would at least pay attention to how those who have a good education are thinking. You do not need to be smart in this world you just need to know someone who is and listen to them. The hardest part in all that is for someone who is not smart to figure out they are not smart. Yes i am saying that the majority of KY and WV are not smart in case you have not been able to follow this. Thank you to the intelligent, logical, educated voters of these states that did make the correct choice of Obama.

    May 21, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  9. achilles

    Memo to all idiots: I live in florida and the night of the florida primaries HRC was in miami giving a speech to all her followers.This is the first time BO has even set foot in the state and your talking Trash! The reality is BO is our nominee whether you like,MCcain or Bush.

    May 21, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  10. nothing but the facts

    if some one is milking the poor is Hillary... every time she gets infront of the TV she begs for money. She constantly tells "the poor how much she cares for them, how much she is going to do for them and how much .....she wants from them to....!!!!!!!!! go to my e-mail.... and give me money! she is sooooo pooor you know!

    May 21, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  11. Rules

    If Hillary can't follow the rules she agreed to, how could she ever be trusted as president...Oh that's right she is Billy boys wife...he played by the rules didn't he....and said the biggest lie ever recorded on national TV and radio....I guess it must run in the family...

    May 21, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  12. Michael in Seattle

    I wish that the people of Florida and Michigan would realize that
    1. Neither Obama or Clinton has the choice of wether your votes count. It is up the the DNC and their rules committee. (i do feel that there has to be a way even if it is a 50/50 split)
    2.You can't say that Clinton won Michigan fairly cause Obama was not even on the ticket.
    3. Both candidants knew that the votes would not count (and they both agreed that they wouldn't)and it wasn't till that is was going to be a deciding factor that either one of thewm brought up the issue of your votes.

    Lets be patient and let's see what the DNC decides.

    I for one think that both of them are well qualified for the job and will not cross party lines just cause the one I wanted to win didn't. It's been a well fought battle between the two of them and whoever wins did not steal the nomination.

    DEMOCRATES UNITE 08!!!!!!!

    May 21, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  13. JP

    Everybody that has hate in their heart for Senator Obama..go ahead and vote for McCain and get ready to live in poverty, and everything else bad that's going to happen in this country if he gets elected!!!!!!!

    May 21, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  14. MK for Obama

    To Michigan Voter

    Yes! Thank you!
    Its so clear and I do not understand why somebody doesn`t see this.

    Stop blaming Sen. Obama!

    May 21, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  15. R.I.F.

    This has to be Lanny Davis and Howard Wolfson blogging on here because i cannot believe that so many voters would be as naive and lazy as to not google "florida revote" and see whey there was no revote. Not to mention that FL & MI not counting was decided by the DNC.

    Let me help you out:
    1) type in "" when you open your web browser (the Internet)
    2) type in "florida revote"
    3) Open up something like a USA Today, Washington Post site that has a story on the Florida revote
    4) Read
    5) Know the facts then come bak here and blog.

    Wake up people!

    Obama '08

    May 21, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  16. Robert in Toronto,ON

    This is exactly what the problem many times does Obama have to say it?


    He does NOT want though the seating according to how Hillary Clinton wants, since in one state he didn't campaign...and in the other state his name was not on the ballot!

    Obama has said he'd work with the DNC and the Clinton camp to seat them FAIRLY. I know that's hard for some of you to understand since you like to take snipets of what is said instead of listening to the whole discussions.

    May 21, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  17. Greg Pottstown, Pa.

    RIF ,

    Obama was not for the revote. He would not support it. everyone knows that. His campaign has said it 100 times. NOT THAT I BLAME HIM .

    HILLARY WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 21, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  18. Dan, IL

    If he had all the money in the world there is no chance for Obama in November. He's overrated AND under-experienced. This is the best election year ever watching my two favorite democrats lose elections of a lifetime.

    May 21, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  19. Gloria Smith

    Please Hillary was not concerned about Florida or Michigan votes until she started loosing. In the beginning she was going along w/the program...if they voted early it would not count...that was fine w/her.
    This is another whine of hers...if you're willing to support a person that is only concern about you when in is in their favor then you get what you deserve. Hillary is not more concern about Florida or Michigan votes than a child's only to benefit her!

    May 21, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  20. Zeka-jones - Canada

    Is democracy changing rules in the middle of the game especially when you're a Clinton and lossing?

    May 21, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  21. Xango 4

    Great, he will get many many votes ,and money. For the billary people in this blog, please state the facts..

    your queen agreed to not count their did Obama, but he is not saying like her, that with them he wins..
    he has abided by the rules, not matter how she makes it sound..

    Senator Obama has to gain the FL and MI and PA votes as the nominee he is doing that..
    so dont mix up the facts,

    CNN does that job for billary,,..
    so we dont need more junk...

    the billary supporter: mid west:: helloo what is s/he calling midwest.. here in MN and many other mid west states.. voted in HUGE numbers for Obama,

    so even the map and numbers we have to read for billary's supporters, it is sad that even with facts adn numbers they still twist the facts.. very sad, very sad, but hey they like their queen are blind, deaf and power hunger..

    if you can not see that billary lies every time she opens h er mouth, none can convince you that the sun shines...

    May 21, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  22. Willy Heben

    Can McCain and Bush tell the world what they think of Israel announcing negotiations with Syria?
    Do they have a better way not appeasing terrorists like the appeasement of the Nazi and would like to act in the name of the Juish state?
    Why not tell Olmert that he is naive with reckless peace policy?
    I hope the media could start a real debate with McCain with regard to the Israeli position in matters concerning its secury. "Oh Mores, Oh Tempora"

    May 21, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  23. Think About IT

    When did Barak Obama stop the Florida votes from counting? He didn't make that decison nor does he have that power. The people of Florida were decived by their own law makers, they knew the consequences of moving up their primaries and choose to so so any way. Place the blame with whom it lies.

    May 21, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  24. Dan

    I can't believe he is going to do that in Florida of all state. It just looks so naive and hypocritical. There is no way those people would vote for him in the fall let alone help him financially.

    It is true that he is leading technically. But Hilary is right, the states she won total about 300 electoral votes in the fall winner take all contest. While Obama comes short at 217. She'll get to 270 to take the White house back to the dems while he can't.

    That's the bottom line folks. Superdelegates, I really hope you all considering the bigger picture here.

    May 21, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  25. Laura AZ

    So what Obama won Oregon but not by much and no one especially the media can see that the demcratic party will not UNITE behind Obama. I dont like him nor trust him and I for one would go down to Florida just for Hillary!!! What nerve he has to ask for money from there when he doesnt want their votes to count nor does he have the guts to go where he knows he cant win like west virgina and kentucky because he sees it as a waste of time. I sure dont want a man (sorry a boy) like this to represent me not only as a democrat but also as an American.

    And I wish you Obama people would STOP using Si Se Puede (Yes We Can) because those are Cesar Chavez' words and not his. The Chavez family is supporting Hillary Clinton!!!!

    May 21, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
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