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Hillary Clinton's coming to Florida to raise money


Hillary Clinton will make her first trip to South Florida next week as a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate to raise money from well-heeled political donors. A couple of public events are also in the works.

Four fund-raising events, each dubbed a "Conversation with Hillary," will take place May 28-29 in Miami-Dade, Broward and Seminole counties, according to an email Jon Adrabi, deputy national finance director for Clinton's campaign, sent supporters. The fund-raisers were first reported by Politico.

One of the events will take place at the Orlando-area home of John Morgan, the trial attorney who funded the 2014 statewide referendum to legalize medical marijuana. Also hosting separate events are trial attorneys Ira Leesfield of Coconut Grove and Michael Moskowitz of Parkland. Moskowitz is the father of Democratic state Rep. Jared Moskowitz, who's hosting the event at his parents' home, according to his legislative office. The fourth event is at the Coral Gables home of Nilda Milton, whose late husband, José, was a developer.

To attend, donors must contribute $2,700. Co-hosting an event requires $27,000, and hosting $50,000, which a donor can raise by asking others for money. With those larger contributions comes a chance to get closer to Clinton at a reception.

Here are the events:

May 28

Conversation with Hillary

Home of Ira and Cynthia Leesfield

Miami, Florida

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Conversation with Hillary

Home of the Milton Family

Miami, Florida

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


May 29

Conversation with Hillary

Home of Marilyn and Michael Moskowitz

Parkland, Florida

Afternoon (Time TBD)


Conversation with Hillary

Home of John Morgan

Heathrow, Florida

Evening (Time TBD)