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Obama fundraiser in Miami shut down after power knocked out by Hurricane Sandy

A fundraiser for President Barack Obama was reluctantly cancelled Thursday night after the winds from Hurricane Sandy blew up a transformer and knocked out power to the event's Wynwood venue.

The Young and Powerful Group, which was raising money for Obama, had hoped to fill Cafeina Wynwood with song and drink and raise a few dollars along the way when it went dark just after 6 p.m.

Those already in attendance were told by security to drink up and leave because it was too dangerous.

Keon Hardemon, an assistant public defender at the Miami-Dade office, who is facing incumbent Audrey Edmonson in a runoff for her county commission seat, was there to receive an award as one of four Rising Stars in Miami.