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Invasion of the Big D's: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton Will Look for Serious Cash

May 24, 2015 - 6:00pm

Some of the biggest names in the Democratic Party are heading to the Sunshine State this week to hit up Florida donors for cash.

President Barack Obama will be headed to Miami Wednesday to fundraise for the Democratic National Committee at real estate giant Stephen Bittels home. Bittel was a major fundraiser for Obama in 2012, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the president during his re-election campaign.

 

 

Bittel's bash is a high-roller-only affair. Cost per plate to dine with the president: $10,000.

But, wait. It gets pricier. Those wishing to extend the presidential fun can attend a slightly costlier discussion at the home of mortgage broker Joe Falk, who raised more than $1 million for the president in 2011 and 2012. The per-person cost to attend the discussion -- we're talking speaking directly to power here -- is $33,400.

Obama is not the only one taking his talents to South Florida this week. Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will also be in Miami to fundraise in Florida for the first time during her 2016 campaign.

Clintons fundraisers, each called a Conversation With Hillary, will begin Thursday in Miami. Each event is priced at a more modest $2,700 per head. Not only will Clinton make two appearances in Miami-Dade County, but she will also make other pit stops in her journey around the Sunshine State. The events were first reported by Politico.

On Friday, Clinton is scheduled to attend a fundraiser in Parkland, at the home of former trial lawyer Michael Moskowitz and his wife, Marilyn. Their son is Rep. Jared Moskowitz, D-Coral Springs. According to the Clinton Foundations website, Michael Moskowitz has already donated between $25,000 and $50,000 to the foundation.

After she finishes up in South Florida, Clinton will rub shoulders with another notable figure in Florida politics, uber lawyer and politically philanthropic Democrat John Morgan, who most recently tried to push for an initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Florida.

That will be Clintons fourth and final Florida conversation, held at Morgans home outside of Orlando.


Reach Tampa-based reporter Allison Nielsen by email at allison@sunshinestatenews.com or follow her on Twitter: @AllisonNielsen

 

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