August 19, 2010
Obama raises $700K for Democrats, visits Miami Beach deli
President Barack Obama raised $700,000 at the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach for Florida Democrats to help Alex Sink's campaign for governor.
BY BETH REINHARD
President Barack Obama swooped into Florida for less than three hours Wednesday to pick up $700,000 for the Florida Democratic Party, and two corned-beef sandwiches on rye from a Miami Beach deli -- to go.
Obama's unannounced stop at Jerry's Famous Deli brought crowds streaming onto Collins Avenue and allowed him to give an extra backslap to Democratic Senate candidate Kendrick Meek, who joined him at the deli counter.
Obama cheerfully posed for a picture with deli employees, just minutes after leaving a Fontainebleau hotel reception where a photo with him cost donors $10,000 apiece.
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