WASHINGTON--First Lady Michelle Obama headlines two elite donor fund-raisers in Florida on Thursday, piggybacking political events on top of her "Let's Move" official business announcement in Tampa with Goya Foods.
Mrs. Obama is in Florida in advance of the Jan. 31 GOP presidential primary and on the day GOP rivals debate Thursday evening in Jacksonville. Not quite a split screen, but with Democratic National Committee on the ground and with Mrs. Obama--the Republicans may not get all the free media attention.
About 250 guests are expected at a home in Sarasota with Florida supporters. Tickets begin at $500 and run up to $15,000. The $15,000 donor gets a VIP host committee reception, a photo and tickets for two for the general reception.
About 140 are expected in Palm Beach.Tickets begin at $500 and go up to $25,000.