April 10th, 2012
10:33 PM ET
West Palm Beach, Florida (CNN) – In his first big trip of the second fund-raising quarter, President Barack Obama hauled in at least $1.75 million at three fund-raisers in Florida on Tuesday.
At all three campaign events – and during his one official event at Florida Atlantic University – the president told supporters that this election will feature one of the starkest contrasts in history between any two candidates running for president.
At a lunchtime event, the president spoke at the private residence of former Raytheon Aircraft CEO Hansel Tookes in Palm Beach Gardens. Roughly 60 guests paid at least $10,000 a person to attend the event, and the president stuck mainly to familiar campaign themes.
"Our goal has not just been to make sure we didn't go into a depression, our goal is how do we build on the successes that are necessary for us to compete in this 21st century economy that's going to be tougher than ever," Obama said, after going through a list of his administration's accomplishments.
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