Florida Democrats say they raised more than $1 million from weekend gala

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The Florida Democratic Party is wrapping up a successful weekend after having hosted their annual Leadership Blue Gala at the Westin Diplomat.

This year’s Leadership Blue Gala raised over $1 million dollars with over 1300 attendees.

“I am thrilled to announce that the Florida Democratic Party raised over $1 million at our annual Leadership Blue Gala. 1300 people attended to join Democrats from across the state as we continued our mission to turn Florida blue. Vice President Biden capped off a successful weekend with an unprecedented program and wildly successful fundraising.” said FDP Chair Stephen Bittel.

Florida Democrats hosted dozens of speakers, meetings and forums this weekend before the Saturday evening gala headlined by Senator Bill Nelson and Vice President Joe Biden.

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