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Cher raises $130,000 for Hillary Clinton in Miami



Cher's fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in the LGBT community in Miami Friday night raised about $130,000, said Tony Lima, executive director of SAVE, a gay rights group.

The fundraiser was hosted by gay rights activist Bradley Carlson in Wynwood. State Rep. David Richardson, D-Miami Beach, the first openly gay state legislator, officiated. Clinton didn't attend.

Clinton has been courting the LGBT vote in Florida and other states. She is a supporter of gay rights and announced her support for same-sex marriage in 2013 before she ran for president. Donald Trump has consistently opposed same-sex marriage since 2000.

Both Clinton and Trump have made repeat visits to South Florida this summer as they seek votes in the swing state.

Clinton's running mate, Gov. Tim Kaine, will fundraise in Broward County Friday. No public events have been announced yet.

[Last modified: Monday, August 22, 2016 10:12am]


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