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Hillary Clinton to fundraise in Florida next week

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Hillary Clinton is coming to the Sunshine State for four different fundraisers next week, but none will be held in the Tampa Bay area.

As reported by Politico’s Marc Caputo, the former first lady and secretary of state will attend two fundraising events in Miami next Thursday, May 28, and two more the following day, Friday, May 29. One event will be in the Fort Lauderdale area, and the other will take place at the Heathrow home of famed attorney/Democratic Party fundraiser/medical marijuana supporter John Morgan near Orlando.

These trips will be Mrs. Clinton’s first since officially becoming a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president last month. But it won’t be the first fundraisers held on her behalf. Last month, a campaign fundraising event was held at the home of Clerk of the Circuit Court Pat Frank, where the minimum contribution was $250.

Caputo reports that the fundraiser invites show that attendance for each costs $2,700 a person. Event co-hosts must raise $27,000 and event hosts must raise $50,000, which both include “host reception with Hillary and membership in Hillstarters program.”

Clinton’s only declared opponent in the Democratic primary to date is Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will announce later this month his intentions on entering the race.

 

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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