Obama raises $1.75 million in Florida
April 10th, 2012
10:33 PM ET

Obama raises $1.75 million in Florida

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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  1. acdcguy

    "after going through a list of his administration's accomplishments"....that couldn’t of taken too long

    April 11, 2012 at 6:23 am |
    • Ramana7

      Actually, I'd bet he had to simplify the list for brevity. Like it or not, this administration has actually done quite a bit, especially when you consider how much the people across the aisle tried to obstruct every step of the way.

      Let's just take two though, saving GM and killing Osama Bin Laden. There's a lot of other stuff, but those two every American should be proud of, no?

      April 11, 2012 at 7:27 am |
      • acdcguy

        I'm sorry, you are correct, I forgot Obama pulled the trigger, what was I thinking......... oh and what do all these have in common........take a guess...hint, starts with a B

        Evergreen Solar
        Solyndra (received $535 million)
        Beacon Power (received $43 million)
        AES’ subsidiary Eastern Energy
        Nevada Geothermal (received $98.5 million)
        SunPower (received $1.5 billion)
        First Solar (received $3 billion)
        Babcock & Brown (an Australian company which received $178 million)
        Ener1 (subsidiary EnerDel received $118.5 million)
        Amonix (received 5.9 million)
        The National Renewable Energy Lab
        Fisker Automotive
        Abound Solar (received $400 million)
        Chevy Volt (taxpayers basically own GM)
        Solar Trust of America
        A123 Systems (received $279 million)
        Willard & Kelsey Solar Group (received $6 million)

        I won't even go into the unemployment and gas prices(yes, there's plenty he can do to lower it)

        Have a nice day!!

        April 11, 2012 at 7:59 am |
      • jerry

        call it what it is obama stiffed bond holders and neglected the advise of all but one advisor to go into Pakistain for osama...at a time his birth certificate thing was blazing....this guy (obama) is a real mess.

        April 11, 2012 at 10:12 am |
      • John

        Anyone know the real GM #'s? I know they got around 100 billion in stimulas and tax breaks, but how much have they actually paid back?

        April 11, 2012 at 11:32 am |
      • Angie

        Reagan in 1980 got 55% of the two party vote. The House GOP got 54% last year when Obama was more popular than he is now. There are arlietcs which state House Vote has become a good predictor of the next Presidential. Republicans race to lose.

        September 8, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
    • Pete

      Hey,Pres.Obama doesn't have to pat himself on the back.His actions speak more for the American people than any republican has done,especially since 2010,the time the rightwingers had said there'd be change.We're still waitin here,no job bills without massive earmarks,something most of your republican hypocrites railed against.The party of NO has done NOTHING,NADA,ZILCH since before 2010,a sorry political fact you idiots really don't want to be connected to at campaign time.Politifacts,Fact check have extensive listings of lies,twisted facts and other political blunders you and your teabaggin friends have conjured up ever since Bush was run out of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in 2009.The more your corporate dogs speak,the more cash Pres.Obama takes in.People are now saying a vote for incumbent Obama or stay home,that's how disenchanted your republican sheep are getting.The facts are there,vote for a corporate stooge that protects the 1%ers,or vote for the incumbent Obama,protector of the poor and middle class,the choice isn't any clearer than that.Your life and liberties are in your hand come November,vote Romney and you'll lose what's left of what you have,or vote Pres.Obama and gain your dignity and financial freedoms again,plain and simple.Plus clear out the republican hypocrites on Capital Hill,send them a message ,we mean business...

      April 11, 2012 at 9:39 am |
    • Howard

      GOD helps those who help themselves ... not those who help themselves to other people's hard earned money ... like Barack Obama. America needs a commander and chief ... not a liar and thief, like Obama. Obama's m.o. has always been to blame, smear, humiliate, demonize, and discredit his opponents ... because he can't run on his own failed record. In November. SAVE AMERICA ... DUMP OBAMA !!!

      April 11, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
  2. Hannibal7

    If you ever wanted to see what a con man looks like... study the photograph.

    April 11, 2012 at 6:35 am |
    • Ramana7

      He does kind of look republican with the flag in the background, suit, etc. I guess I see how he might look like a conman because of that.

      April 11, 2012 at 7:24 am |
  3. aalisa31

    I see the REPLIKKLANS are out early.

    April 11, 2012 at 8:26 am |
  4. Andrew

    Obama may have raised $1.75M, but he just game $1.5B to a muslim brotherhood in Egypt.


    April 11, 2012 at 9:25 am |
  5. jerry

    he fanned the racial fires in florida...anything to get reelected...sorry barry sorento fool us once and you can't raise enough money to fool us again.

    April 11, 2012 at 10:14 am |
    • S.positive

      Deluded Jerry is holding onto straws. Go get Howard as we'll like to smack you nay sayers with the TRUTH... If you chicken out, then you remain a COWARD...

      April 11, 2012 at 10:21 am |
      • John

        S. Positive – you say nothing and you want someone to challenge you on it? What?

        April 11, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  6. george of the jungle

    Love how the repos get all upset when the president does well. Keep raising that money baby and we can squash that moron twit romney like a bug. Move forward not backward Obama 2012 We don't need anymore repo hate and negitivity. Vote them all out.

    April 11, 2012 at 11:30 am |
    • John

      "move forward" LOL!!!
      I wondered where you got those crazy ideas, now we know... Sharpton, Schultz and the gang. Keep following those types. It will do well for you. LOL!!!

      April 11, 2012 at 11:35 am |