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. "The Great Elephant Is Wounded"-Kareem From Hampton, Va

    YES!! People understand the Republicans knew they were in trouble ever since the midterm elections! And when they saw Obama and Clinton coming over the horizon they used the 2 states where they still had some control after the mid terms and moved them around! LOOK AT THIS PEOPLE!! This is NOT a campaign issue this is a national issue! The republicans are cunning and THEN after they do all of that the very people that signed the legislation are acting like mediators i.e. Gov. Crist!! We need to stop directing our anger to each other...THE REPUBLICANS are to blame! GET IT AND GET IT GOOD! Dont you all remember Florida is how Bush got elected again!! HELLO!!!! Same state, same legislators! Secondly look at the many people on here from Mi. or Fl. gripe about the primaries?! Operation chaos at its best! The Reps are cunning they are going to steal another election if we dont get it quick!


    May 21, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  2. Rick

    Ken – " 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."

    Do you really believe that the Obama supporters would line up behind Hillary if the DNC suddenly changed its rules to accommodate her, then the superdelegates over ruled the will of those who cast their ballots in fully contested primaries/caucuses conducted in accordand with DNC rules? If so, then go ahead and turn over your entire tax stimulus payment to HRC so she can repay herself.

    May 21, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  3. Nicole in NE

    really don't appreciate the people who want to throw out caucus votes. It may not be the best way – but that's just too bad. I
    stood there for 2 hours to support my candidate and did thousands of others who had caucuses.

    I don't want to disenfranchise Florida and Michigan either, but please have some respect and don't disenfranchise us!!!!!

    My VOTE, my ONE vote COUNTS! You can't just pick and chose which ones you want to count. That's why we vote in the first place!

    May 21, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  4. You'd rather kill our troups than vote for Obama??

    All you Hilary supporters who say you're going to stay home for vote for McCain.... EXPLAIN THAT LOGIC TO OUR TROUPS!! You'd rather see them continue to die than vote for the party that will bring them home. How SAD and SELFISH!!

    May 21, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  5. mwFlorida

    TO: Brian from Fort Mill, S.C. May 21st, 2008 10:33 am ET
    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.
    No, it's on her now; she is making it about Obama because he is in the lead. "She" will never agree to a 50/50 split for FL/MI so she tells the media that Obama doesn't want to seat FL/MI. Clinton needs to get realistic and stop the divisive tactics.

    I wish you people would wake up to this woman is doing. She's playing games. I didn't think I could despise anyone so much, until I saw what she was capable of doing.

    She's claiming she has the popular vote and how? She wants to discard Obama’s 4 major caucaus wins, then she wants the FL and Michigan votes to stand as is and have then seated at the convention. This is how she gets the popular votes. Does anyone she this woman for what she is? "Crazy and menopausal" she is trying to divide the party into the racial divide, yet she says that this campaign is not about race. Lady Give Me A Break!

    Now, she’s saying that Obama's campaign is sexist. Wow!!! I guess the race card wasn't sticking the way she wanted so what was left, oh! I know, the 'GENDER CARD." This campaign needs to end and end soon, because she has incited those feministic women and they will get to the convention and act like they don't have the sense their momma gave them. The same chaos will happen with her supporters.

    For centuries, African Americans voted for a white man to be president with no hesitation, some of which didn't have experience to run a country. Just, look where this country is today; high gas prices, 2 wars and maybe a 3rd, rising healthcare costs, rising education costs and rising food costs. We need a change, we need fresh views, we need transparency, we need cooperation within the government, a complete overhaul of the lobbyist interaction with the government; they need to be held accountable as well as the misusers of the government. The only way this true change will happen is if Barack Obama is elected, otherwise; it will be the same old Bush politicking.

    May 21, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  6. Steven Dison

    I think it's funny that those people who apparently are "posting from florida."

    Seriously guys, you should be mad at your party leaders in your state.

    They broke the rules, not Obama.

    Anyone who breaks rules, gets in trouble for it. And that's no different for florida and michigan.

    I'm all for them getting settled out, but I think there is blame to be pointed and that's at your party leaders in florida and michigan.

    So, stop trying to discredit Obama.

    And by the way, Obama has actually said he's all for settling michigan out with giving clinton 10 more delagates. But, Clinton turned it down.

    So, clinton, not obama, is stopping it from being settled.

    Just thought I'd set the record straight.

    May 21, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |

    I see hillary supporters are still BLIND blaming OBAMA for the FL revote that's not going to happen making it seem like it was his campaigns fault, you guys really need to get over yourselfs and look at the FACTS, and realize Hillary did not run a good campaign PERIOD! Obama didn't steal anything as some of her women supporters are suggesting, they bring up sexism, but have yet to say anything about racism as a factor from some of her supporters especially those appalachians who flat out admitted that RACE is a factor for them not voting for OBAMA how come Hillary and yourselves aren't rejecting that? It's time to put our petty difference aside and unite so we can defeat Mccain in the fall we all have to look at the BIG PICTURE and even Hillary agrees with that.


    May 21, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  8. D.Kimbro OHIO

    Why are some of you so ignorant. Senator Obama didnt have anything to do with the disposition of the Florida votes. If you Clinton supporters can't get over it, contact the govenors of Florida and Michigan both republicans and ask why they violated the rules. Stop the madness and read a book or the internet.

    May 21, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  9. jesse sturkens

    have not you herd mich.and was your states officail who moved up your prim. when they wre told not wasn't sen.clinton or sen .obama. you should be mad at your states official and vote them out there next trem.

    May 21, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  10. Mark, B'ham., Al.

    It looks like the democrats are the party for sale this election with all the big money coming in. The illegal immigration issue proves that business who wants cheap labor and the Unions who want to increase membership have bought the democratic party leadership in the House and Senate and the candidate Obama.

    May 21, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  11. YesWeWill

    The votes will count in Michigan and Florida, 50-50, that is fair. Next time all states will abide by the rules! Good for Obama, moving on, and yes the delegates will be seated in a fair and orderly fashion. WOW, did you see how much money Obama raised in April, the guy is amazing in rallying Americans!!!! YES WE CAN!

    May 21, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  12. mr.g

    NObama we are tired of you stupid rectoric sit down and be quiet please let grown folks handle this

    May 21, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  13. pa voter

    Obama may not be the reawson for the mess in Florida, but if you all remember, this could have been settled months ago but Obama wouldn't a revote or anything else...unless it favored him. Now that he thinks he has this sewn up, he is ready to negotiate. What a shame more proud Americans can not see this "man" for what he is. A FAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 21, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  14. buckeye in GA

    For the last time:

    Neither Clinton nor Obama blocked the Florida/Michigan revote proposals. The Florida revote proposal was thrown out by the FLORIDA U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (i.e., state government). The Michigan revote proposal has not been agreed on by Clinton, Obama, or that state's government.

    BOTH CANDIDATES SUPPORT HAVING FL/MI DELEGATES SEATED. They just differ in the way that they should be seated.

    Please stop placing blame in the wrong places, people.

    May 21, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  15. da of orlando

    I have never seen so many dumb comments in all my life
    I can see why people around the world does not like americans because of such stupidity.
    Hillary and Barack has to follow rules; If one decides to stop following the rules, why blame the other,,,,,,,,,,,,,DUMB PEOPLE!!!!!

    May 21, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  16. Jeanie in Oregon has Hope and wants change

    Wow the repubs are on here big time today acting like FL dems so we think Obama doesn't have a chance in hell to win....

    Don't fall for it Dems the repubs are scared this year, because they know all they have to offer is Grandpa McBush and they have to try everything they can to try to change our minds

    But we are on to you guys, you are not going to win this one

    Not this time, Not this moment,.........

    May 21, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  17. get with the program

    "Clinton Supporter May 21st, 2008 11:16 am ET

    I hope someone has hidden cameras in there, so they can record him making his nasty remarks about white people clinging to their guns & religion…

    CLINTON '08"

    I was going to insult you... but i guess being a clinton supporter is degrading enough, so !'ll leave you alone.

    May 21, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |



    May 21, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  19. Linda

    How many times do people need to be reminded that Senator Clinton SUPPORTED discounting Florida and Michigan's votes–until she was losing, of course–for the realization that her commitment is totally FAKE to sink in?

    And how many times will the people of Florida and Michigan need to be reminded that it was THEIR legislators who broke the rules? The DNC's rules were clear, and if it doesn't enforce them then what kind of structure does the Democratic party have?

    At first I found it hilarious, but now it's just sad how people still insist on blaming Senator Obama for....what was it? Oh yeah. Following the rules.

    May 21, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  20. anon

    Get your facts straight. I'm so sick of this Florida/Michigan BS being put on Obama. It's amazing to still see idiots blaming Obama for Florida when all he did was repeatedly state that he would follow whatever the DNC ruled and instructed him to do. Unlike Clinton (WHO BY THE WAY SIGNED THE SAME AGREEMENT THAT OBAMA DID). Now she wants to act like all votes should count but not the 13 caucus states.

    If you jacka-sses want to blame someone, blame the local politicians that moved up the date to begin with.

    Obama didn't campaign in Florida. He had ads that were slated to run nationally that also go aired in Florida which quickly were removed when it was found out they were being aired.

    With today's technology of being able to find information out with the click of the keyboard, people sure are stupid enough to believe whatever somebody throws in front of them. Sad.

    May 21, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  21. R.I.F.

    Greg Pottstown, Pa. May 21st, 2008 12:01 pm ET

    Florida never presented a revote that they could agree on internally so there was nothing for Obama to "block".

    Michigan had a plan that was drawn up by Clinton backers that disenfranchised anyone who was smart enough to know that their vote wouldn't count and went over and voted on the repulbican side, i.e. – most independants which Obama usually wins. That's why they were not for it.

    Greg, please see my instructions earlier and READ. Obviously you didn't before you responded to my comment.

    May 21, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  22. mr.g

    To all thise that are crying about their vote not counting in the primary. GET over it you break yhe rules you pay the price. If that does not suit you MOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE THEN

    May 21, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  23. Sharon Minnesota

    He's got his nerve alright. Mr. money bags needs Florida's cash but not their votes? Oh brother!

    May 21, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  24. Think About IT

    This comment is to MP

    Where are you getting your misinformation. Please cut and paste to this discussion board from one news article where Obama said or did anything to stop others votes. He wants the votes in Florida and Michigan to count, he just want's it done in a fair way. Didn't your mother ever tell you to play fair? If you paid attention you would realize that Obama is all about equality for all kind. If Clinton is trying to change the rules now just wait until her and Bill get back into the White House. She can not be trusted to do the right thing.

    May 21, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  25. masgap

    For the umpteef time: FL and Mi could have been resolved by Obama!!

    Dean wanted the two candidates to come up with a plan and work it out among themselves. It could have worked but Obama being just like any politician did not do anything. The financing was in place. Hillary wanted a revote. It could have been worked out but Obama decided he would loose and screw the voice of these two states.

    Obama supporters will never admit the above but it was in all the papers. do you read?? In any case he will loose Fl especially the cuban vote with his desired direct talks with Fidel Castro's brother.

    Go McCain I feel safer with an experienced leader than one with all talk and "change" Like to see this happen not in this life time American you have been dupped by the best.!!!!

    May 21, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
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