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. Pat in Cali

    This hard fought campaign has shown us how the candidates handle their business. Clinton ignored the people on the bottom until she needed our $5. Obama's fund raising is amazing. She should take notes. And the rest of you Clinton supporter should, too.

    Obama was raised by his grandparents, people who lived during the depression. The way he dressed should tell you that: 4 pairs of shoes, five suits (all the same). The guy is a conservative when it comes to handling money. He learned that wisdom from his grandparents. You guys just don't get it. Obama is way older and wiser than he looks. People during the depression could make a nickel go a long way. If anybody is going to have fiscal responsibility, it's someone with those kind of values.

    May 21, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  2. your right

    To the Michigan Voter, I totally agree with you. To bad that the Florida voters don't get it. They need to place the blame on their republican Governor who did this. Another republican ploy to make sure that McCain would win Florida. Hillary just keeps causing hell because she voliated the rules – blame her also!

    May 21, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  3. PT

    I think it is a shame for the "Weirdo Democrats" to actually vote for McCain if Hillary is not the nominee–AND for the last time, U should be upset with your elected officials in Florida and Michigan for breaking the rules............. NOT Obama. No disrespect to Hillary and her supporters–but the fact that those states moved up their primaries did not matter to her at the time because she automatically believed that she would be the nominee wholeheartedly.......and now that the tables have turned, she and everyone wants to DISPUTE the rules. Lets let the DNC decide and be done with it.

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


    May 21, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  5. Femi, CO

    Florida people, don't allow Hillary and Carville's lies to affect your good judgement, Barrack Obama knows nothing about not counting your vote. He is the major advocate for counting your vote, he only demands that the committee should be fair to both candidates. Please come out and donate generously, the campaign belongs to all of us, not the lobbists' in Washington.

    May 21, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  6. Y

    My Dad lives in Florida, I'll call him and tell him to get a check ready for Obama!

    Obama '08

    May 21, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  7. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    michael in kirksville mo:

    I hate to bust your bubble, but Obama's not going anywhere – except the Oval Office!

    But on the other hand, if you have a problem with that, it's not too late to move to Canada!

    May 21, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  8. Shelly Lee

    Gee.............I thought he was so rich and everyone was just sending him tons and tons of money, oh my goodness, maybe he might have to spend some of his own and stop praying on the poor people.

    May 21, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  9. mp

    The people of Florida needs to run Obama out of their state because of how hard Obama fault to silence their votes. Now Obama wants to add insult to injury by coming to Florida to raise money. How arrogant!!!!!

    May 21, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  10. ForAmericaOnly

    Let's be real here!
    FL & MI needs to bark up another tree. It was there own state party that broke the rules. And...... If Obama would have won those states by some reason you would be barking up Hillary's tree. Let's keep this real okay sheesh!

    May 21, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  11. CW

    I sincerely hope that the good people of FL will NOT give him a dime! He tells you your votes mean nothing and then wants to come to you holding his hand out! Please, send a message to this man!

    May 21, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  12. Ken

    This just shows me that Barack Hussein is going to back out of what he said he would do. Barack Hussein said that he would take "Public Finance" if McCain does. Barack Hussein is lying to the American people and playing politics the same as any other politician! Where is the "Change" that he talks about.?

    I hope that the "Super Delegates" are smart enough to realize that Barack Hussein DOES NOT have what it takes to beat McCain in November and Hillary Clinton DOES HAVE all the talents, skills, knowledge and experience to beat McCain in November and become our next President.

    If the Democrats want to LOSE the White House in November, then get behind Barack Hussein, but if they want to WIN the White House, they need to give their votes to Hillary Clinton.

    WAKE UP AMERICA! We need Hillary Clinton as our next President.

    May 21, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  13. Less, Austin Tx

    If Hillary was ahead in numbers and Hillary's name wasn't on the ballot and she agreed for those state's not to count because those states broke-the-rules – – Wait . . . she already did that . . . anyways, and Obama wanted votes to count in states that broke-the-rules. Do you people honestly believe Hillary would have agreed to have Michigan and Florida votes count?

    As Hillary's desperate look on her face gets more visible to get into the White House to be catered too, I don't think she would agree to have Michigan and Florida's votes count, not for one split second.

    Common sense – which there seems not to be enough of, that it wasn't Obama's decision not to count the votes. It is everybody, even Hillary agreed. Some people are pointing their fingers in the wrong direction.

    Point your fingers a little closer to home and not at someone who is wanting to do the best for this country and our families interests.

    May 21, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  14. Deb from Upstate

    Nice, Michele. Calling our next President a wide butt crybaby? Are you the playground bully, too? Puttting gum in the new girl's hair and stealing her lunch money?

    Hillary should be the nominee – she is the only QUALIFIED candidate running on the Democartic ticket. NObama, NO WAY. If he is our nominee, I will be a Democrat for McCain. Voting more against Obama.

    Obama supporters need to look past the flash and sparkle – there isn't anything there...

    May 21, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  15. Sal, SD

    The RNC in Florida is the blame in moving up the Democratic Primary don't blame Obama! Blame RNC and yourself for not reading the rules. Use your common sense.

    May 21, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  16. Uncle Sam

    Should we elect the candidate who most desires the presidency?
    Or should it be the candidate who has given the most for his country?

    Americans for McCain '08

    May 21, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  17. anthony

    some of you people on here are just dumb stupid or your just hillery fans obama and all the dems agreed to florida and michigan and now you say its obama the fact is hillery is losing and she wants to chnge the rules and yeah she is looking for uneducated voters thats her strenth so if you make les than $20.000 a year and dont know any better she's counting on your vote you dipp sh ts

    May 21, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  18. RB

    Give it a rest, will you? Obama didn't set the rules for FL and MI, but he did agree to them just like HRC. I don't know why that's so hard for some of you to comprehend. HE DID NOT MAKE THE RULES!! The only reason Hillary is crying to have the votes counted is because she's lost the nomination. You know this. Stop making yourselves look like fools for HRC. She didn't give one iota about FL and MI until she found out she needed you. That's a fact folks. You can replay her interviews before the FL and MI primaries "THOSE VOTES WON'T COUNT FOR ANYTHING". How could you let her make fools of you like this? You know better. And, you know right from wrong. The primary is over. Hillary needs to bow out and stop stabbing Obama in the back while he tries to fight off John McCain! If FL/MI won't support our nominee, there are plenty of us who will carry the load for you.

    May 21, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  19. no Hillary


    May 21, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  20. SMART 1

    To :You people who are saying stupid things like
    " Our vote didn't count but our money does" , ' Florida shouldn't give him a dime"
    These are remarks that your making because you just DON'T support Barack AT ALL. Be honest !!!!!!!
    You know as well as everyone with a brain that he is not responsible for Florida and Michigans disenfranchisement. Hillary is feeding you this to try to make him loose the general but it won't work. I know the people of Flor?Mich are college educated people so think for yourselves.
    YOUR OWN government is responsible for this, they moved the election date. If your going to blame him then blame every candidate that was campaigning, because they took their names off of the ballots also. Hillary lied saying she and Barack should put their money together to pay for the re-vote but Hillary didn't even have enough money to campaign. That was her blowing smoke up Flor/ Mich's butt. People will take any stupid thing people say as an excuse for not voting for Barack but the truth is that you are narrow minded, self centered, and some are even racially biased. But be HONEST and stop blaming him for Hillary's loss and Flr/ Mich not voting.
    Your stupidity is showing.
    And women, be an example for your cildren and stop pouting when you don't win (' I won't vote for him").
    Your children are watching you!!!!!

    Please post CNN this is good stuff

    May 21, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  21. Maggie

    How dare Obama go to Florida to try to get money for his campaign. He won't recognize their votes so why should they give him money. The democratic voters in Florida should laugh in his face and tell him when their votes are counted they will think about giving him money. He really has a nerve going there. If he does become the nominee, all the Michigan and Florida voters should either stay at home or vote for McCain. This man does not hold any respect for the voters as long as he gets what he wants thats all he cares about. He so badly wants to be the first black president that he will walk over everybody and that includes his own family. He really disgusts me with his attitude and I hope if they give him the nomination, the republicans pull him down and he loses the race.

    Clinton should be the nominee as she is definitely the better and stronger candidate.

    May 21, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  22. FLA Voter

    I am so mad at Florida right now...what a stupid thing to do (to go against the DNC rules).

    If Obama was in Clinton's shoes, he would be pleading for the votes to count as well.

    Any Clinton voter that votes for McCain if Clinton doesn't win is so wrong. And any Obama voter that doesn't vote for Clinton if Obama doesn't win is wrong as well!

    Let's not be "bitter" people!

    May 21, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  23. Dustin

    I want all of you Hillary supporters, especially the women (which most of you are), to realize that if you vote for McCain you can kiss Roe vs. Wade goodbye.

    May 21, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  24. Fla Sam

    I can't believe all of this talk about Obama denying Floridians their votes. The rules was agreed by both of them and Hillary cheated by putting her name on the Michigan ballots after signing an agreement that she wouldn't. I am a Floridian and I voted for Obama in the Primary and will gladly vote again for him in the General Election. It is about time that we get this great Country of ours back on the right track.

    Obama 08

    May 21, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  25. mollygonz


    May 21, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
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