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President Obama returning to Miami next month to raise money

President Barack Obama is set to return to Miami on June 13 for a series of campaign fundraisers.

The biggest one is partly about raising money, and partly about firing up the troops with tickets for young Democrats available for just $44. The event is set for the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts, and front-row seats go for $2,500.

It will be Obama's seventh trip to Florida in the past year and his third trip to Miami since March. Not only is Florida a top state for raising campaign money, it's America's biggest swing state electoral prize for 2012.

It will be a busy day for the president, raising money directly for the campaign and for the Democratic National Committee.

In addition to that big event at the performing arts center, Obama will attend a $10,000-per-person reception at the home of former Samsonite CEO Steven Green and wife Dorothea. Green was President Bill Clinton's ambassador to Singapore. Obama also will attend a dinner at the Miami home of Dr. J.P. and Maggie Austin. A check for $35,800 gets you a seat.

President Obama returning to Miami next month to raise money 05/27/11 [Last modified: Friday, May 27, 2011 8:55pm]
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