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. Noah

    So now Obama wants Florida money after he sent lawyers in to block a re-vote...A revote would have been fair, however, he knew he would lose.

    I also wanted to comment on the other blog about who attacked who. Its a stretch to call anything Hillary has done to Obama an attack. This is an election, and both cadidates have done their fair share of "attacking". However, this is tame. Hillary Clinton is the far better choice for President. Its a shame that Obama and his followers care more about themselves than the country. Hillary is a fighter. She has not used race against Obama as some like to claim. The media stirred the race pot and you all fell in the trap.

    Obama did not even thank the people who voted yesterday. If he is the front runner, why is he losing by 10,35, 41 points in major races. Like it or not, those are real democrats. Don't try and use the republicans as an excuse for Hillary's win as the figures now show that more republicans voted for Obama.. Hillary leads in the only vote that matters..the people.

    May 21, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  2. jprice

    The vote didn't count because they broke the rules. I guess you people really support anyone who breaks the rules – why go after Obama? Clinton knew the rules – Maybe you're just STUPID

    May 21, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  3. Otis...Va



    May 21, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  4. vitor

    florida and michigan didn`t respect the rules. hillary, obama and the others candidates agree not count these two states. now hillary doesn`t have the chance to win, and florida e michigan are already with all the rigth be counted. try to win every cust .
    It`s time to change for realy !!!

    obama 08

    May 21, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  5. Imran Alikhan

    Obama has shattered all fundraising records and FL will be no different

    May 21, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  6. Linned

    Senator Obama has alway said that he will abide by whatever the DNC decides as it relates to Florida and Michigan and I believe that he will.

    May 21, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  7. Never Clinton...Ever!

    Oh my, " appaling" could Obama deny Florida appaling...!!"


    Get real folks, Clinton has been playing the Florida and Michigan voters for suckers, ever since she realized she needed those votes to overcome her HUGE deficit this primary season. The funny thing is, those votes are no longer going to help her. Go Obama!

    May 21, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  8. Grace in Orlando, FL

    Hello, People. Obama did not disenfranchise Floridians. Governor Crist did. The DNC has rules and imposed its sanctions. Rules of conduct should count. So if you believe this country has been governed badly Bush and company, vote for and support the Democrat because McCain will just be more of the same.

    May 21, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  9. Imran Alikhan, Chicago, IL

    May be Hillary can help out?

    May 21, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  10. TEXAN

    Some of you are wrong thinking that Florida wont vote for Obama. They are getting to know him and they like him. Obama will be the Next President of this Wonderful Country because what we need is a breath of fresh air and someone that really cares about the people of this Country.

    Obama supporters we need to keep donating to him (1.00, 25.00 etc) whatever we can. We will take our hope to the White House in November...That is a Fact to come true!

    Obama 08'

    Clinton supporters come aboard and enjoy this Great Movement...lets make real history in this race to the White House.

    May 21, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  11. Terrence (Winston Salem, NC)

    FOR THE LAST TIME IDIOTS (if this pertains to you)

    OBAMA did not alone decide that FL & MI would not count. He kept saying "whatever the DNC agrees to, he will abide by it." He simply followed the rules. It's crazy to think people are still saying that HE blocked it. Like it was his decision alone.

    May 21, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  12. shawn

    Obama did NOT strip FL and MI of their votes...the DNC did...because FL and MI BROKE THE RULES!!!

    And Clinton accepted the decision (initially at least).

    So all you idiots discrediting Obama for seeking money in FL...well, thanks for living up to the stereotype of DUMB AMERICANS!

    May 21, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  13. Rebecca

    The people who keep repeating this BS that Obama doesn't want Florida and Michigan votes to count are idiots. He wants the elections to be fair, that's all. The elections that were held were not fair, plain and simple. Quit spreading Hillary's lies.

    May 21, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  14. Eric

    You all are obviously deluded in your blind support of Clinton. With all this talk of "disenfranchisement," you'd think that Obama himself prevented voters from going to the polls. It was the Democratic National Committee, not the Obama campaign, that set the rules that Florida subsequently broke with full knowledge of their consequences. Only when the Flordia primary became politically important to Hillary's chances for the grabbing the nomination did she speak of "making every vote count." Obama simply abided by the rules that all Democrats agreed to.

    May 21, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |

    Obama never refused to support a revote. Your own state never came up with a plan on how to do one. You Clinton supporters are just as big as losers as her. There is always an excuse. The reality is Obama will be the democratic nominee and the next President and it's nothing you losers can do about it. It is God's will which can not be stopped. Do you really think a black man with his name would be winning and collecting the votes he have if it wasn't for God. Only 12% of his votes are from black voters. So most of his votes are coming from white people. Wake up idiots! a change is coming!

    May 21, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  16. Joan Ross

    Lest we forget, that it was NOT Barack Obama who disenfranchised any voters in Florida or Michigan. It was the Democratic National Committee. Also, please keep in mind that Senator Obama has repeatedly said that he wants the delegates in Florida and Michigan to be seated at the convention. He did exactly what the higher power (DNC) enforced, by not campaigning in those states, and that's what we expect of our play by the RULES. These rules were fine with Sen. Clinton when she was the "inevitable" nominee 15 months ago, but now that she is not, she all of a sudden wants to count the votes in these states AFTER KNOWING what the DNC sanction was.

    People, this has got to stop. Sen. Obama did what was advised of all Democratic candidates and if anything, the grudge should be against the DNC, not Obama. Get Real, and let's get serious.

    May 21, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  17. AZM

    Without Florida, PA and Ohio you're done. National polls mean nothing... electorals do...

    By By Obama... But go ahead and waste millions before you go.

    May 21, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  18. Dylan

    You HIllary supporters are downright comical.

    Blaming Obama (of all people) for the fact that Florida's legistature lost them their delegates.

    I understand the bitterness after your candidate lost, but these petty and ludicrous comments are getting nauseating.

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

    I am from Hialeah and will support OBAMA.
    I know that Hispanic Americans in general vote Republican.

    What the heck are we thinking?!

    As for Clinton... I just can swallow the whole idea that
    if she gets elected to a first and then second term the US would have the same two families ruling this great democracy for 32 Freaking years.

    That's called a monopoly not a democracy.
    I have been to several Obama events and trust me they are not FLUFF.
    They are truly inspirational.

    Florida votes did not count because they went against the RULES..
    So there votes SHOULD NOT COUNT... I voted.. But I am smart enough to know that when you break the rules, you pay the price.

    May 21, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  20. Kevin Leo (Jonesboro, GA)

    Floria and Michigan.

    Instead of misdirecting your well earned anger at Barack, why don't you look at you own elected officials who moved your dates! While hillary is pandering to these two states now, she signed off on the same agreement as Barack. I fully agree that MI and FL need to be seated at the convention but do not agree with seating them at 100% or dividing the delegates up per the primary as it was a beauty contest and not a contested election.

    May 21, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  21. bigben

    Obama , the emperor with no clothes

    May 21, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  22. rj

    Why are people blaming Obama for Florida and Michigan? They broke the rules. It is their state lawmakers of whom the fingers should be pointed at!

    May 21, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  23. The Mid West Sends a Message

    Hillary scored big last night. I am amazed, as both Kentucky and Oregon have about 4 million citizens each. But in Kentucky, they came out in droves and about 700,000 voted for Hillary or Obombus. Less than 500,000 came out in Oregon. Hillary won by more than 250,000 votes.

    The solid midwest From NY to Indiana, From Michigan to Tennessee sent a message to America. They all went and went big for Hillary.

    The solid mid west message is: Super Delegates go with the Mid West.

    May 21, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  24. Foreign observer

    Each game has rules that you agree upon in advance. Florida Democrates will need a lot of money to avoid McCain. This is what Obama understands and he is proactively helping them. It helps him when later making his points on the Florida delegates seating.

    May 21, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  25. Chris, Middletown, CT

    I donated – I want to be part of this – (I'm a Republican who will vote for Obama) – here is someone who will bring D's R's and I's together – something neither Clinton nor McCain can do...

    We don't like the course the country has taken under Bush....and we don't want to support people who authorized the war (and admitted to not reading the intelligence much for experience)

    May 21, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
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