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)

    GO OBAMA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 21, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  2. Monte

    Obama still hustling for cash! Thought he was suppose to be an expert at stealing dollars from poor people.
    Since he got his clock cleaned in Kentucky, he now runs to Florida where he has often stated, "their votes don't count". He should be hanging his head in shame instead of flying off to a state he doesn't even think the voters are Americans and not vote. Hope the people of Florida show him the door!

    May 21, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  3. Manuel TX

    Pretty amazing given that he's done everything possible to suppress the primary vote in Florida since it clearly doesn't favor him and would have cost him the nomination if the votes had been counted.


    May 21, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  4. gary


    May 21, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  5. DoneWithDems

    Try the Bank of Hillary

    McCain 08

    May 21, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  6. Dr Rene Contreras, Lt Col, USAF Retired-2005

    The Senator from Illinois has no shame after refusing to support the Florida revote. This shows how he will do and say anything to get into the White House so that he can invites his questionable friends.

    May 21, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  7. JIm

    Amazing. He wants Floridian who supported HRC to now give him money after he supported the disenfranchisement of their votes.

    Image and appearance are everything. Had the votes in FL counted from the beginning, HRC would have never appeared to be the loser of the race. That action thrwarted momentum in his favor, and now he has the nerve to go to FL seeking funds.

    Sorry BO, this stinks.

    May 21, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  8. Susie

    The man does have gall!

    May 21, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  9. Mike, Syracuse NY

    That's nerve. After blocking FL votes from counting he now wants their money? Hopefully FL voters will tell him where to stick it.

    May 21, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  10. No Obama

    That is strange. He doesn't want their votes counted, but is going hunting for money? Maybe people in Florida can resist the tingling in their legs and the trance he seems to be able to put people in.

    May 21, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  11. jaylee


    Thats almost as high as a Miley Cyrus concert ticket!

    Both over-rated entertainment.

    May 21, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  12. Buddy

    Tony Rezko is out of Jail on bond. He seems to be able get cash when he's bankrupt!

    May 21, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  13. Clinton Supporter

    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

    May 21, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  14. Jim Shimmer

    Obama is the man. He will change America for the better.
    We should support him. We should put aside our hatred, our bi-partisanship and honor and elect a worthy man who will be the best president and the smartest president in a very long time.

    Look at the economy, look at your state today. We are worse then we were 8 years ago. Not just worse but worst.

    He can change this for the better. Don't be ignorant people.

    May 21, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  15. Andrea KC

    If I'm not mistaken all of the cadidates (BO and HRC) initially agreed FL and MI would not count. You can't change the rules mid stream just because it looks ugly for you now.

    May 21, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  16. Lynnette

    I'd like to know why he should favor the revote of Florida when it was Florida that broke the rules of the DNC, not Barack Obama. How is it fair to the other 48 states who followed the rules? I don't see how it is. Next time follow the rules and you won't have this problem.

    Well, as far as getting money out of Florida, he's going to do that because whether or not the folks who supported Clinton believe it or not, NOT EVERYONE IN FLORIDA VOTED FOR HER.

    Get a grip.

    May 21, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  17. KC

    Is this news? I'm in Florida and have donated over the last few months to Obama's campaign. So what?

    "Obama searching for cash in FL" lol Like he's broke or something...

    Clinton News Network at it again.

    May 21, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  18. Michele

    You people are so dumb! I am from Michigan and we knew the votes wouldn't count. Blame the party leaders you HRC zombies. Barack played by the RULES!! You know –rules, things we are supposed to abide by. Your pant suit wearing leader loves rulebreaking!! The two states didn't count to her either, before she got her wide butt whooped by the new kid. Crybaby!!

    May 21, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  19. from CT

    Can you imagine the sick feeling on everyone's stomach if Hillary stole this nomination from Obama. First Bush steals the election from Gore, and now literally make's me sick to imagine someone who won fair and square having the nomination stolen from him...just like with Gore in 2000...but some people never learn...

    May 21, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  20. DD, New York

    Obama did not really care about Florida when he was unsure of his delegate and super delegate that his nomination is within arm's reach he has the gall to go to Florida and seek donations????? Hillary cared and still cares about Florida and Michigan. She even shows up at states that she knows she likely will not win. Obama is no different than any other politician out there and there will be little to no change coming any time soon should he win the presidency.

    May 21, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  21. HP Boston

    Hey I thought he was rolling in dough!!

    How sad he is begging in Fl, they did not get to have votes count.

    Obama is the worst thing that ever happened to America, That's wright!!

    May 21, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  22. WeLuvObama

    Will you Hillery supporters stop being such sore losers. It is not Senator Obama's fault that Michigan and FL votes were not counted. Your boneheaded party leaders in FL & MI are responsible for this fisaco. Everyone new the rules and agreed to them. If you are going to blame Senator Obama then you have to blame Senator Clinton as well. Stop all the hating and let's get behind our presumptive nominee and take back the White House!

    Democrats Unite '08

    May 21, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  23. Casey from Atlanta

    HRC agreed in the begining, along with Obama that the Florida and Michigan votes wouldn't count... along with every other candidate running at that time. She is the one who has turned down every proposed compromise.

    Obama doesn't need to 'beg' for money from any state... these pseudo-democrats need to stop spreading their hate, vote for their candidate of choice based on lies or their own inherent predjudices and let the real Democrats unite to defeat the failed republican policies of the past 8 years.

    May 21, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  24. Steve

    Dear Floridians,
    I do not want your votes to count....but I would love for you to donate to my campaign.
    Barry H. Obama

    May 21, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  25. Lynn ND

    Lest you Florida voters forget...Obama followed the rules set by the Democratic party. So I guess he's the one who follows rules and Hillary likes to make up her own rules. Don't blame the one who respects rules!!! The raw deal Florida and Michigan got WAS NOT OBAMAS FAULT!!!!

    May 21, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
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