WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is urging Congress to boost taxes on millionaires, traveling to Florida to make a populist pitch about economic fairness. Obama is outlining his support for the so-called Buffett rule at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.
President Obama hits Florida for campaign dollars
By Gabriella Schwarz and Adam Aigner-Treworgy, CNN
West Palm Beach, Florida (CNN) -- President Barack Obama will attend three fundraisers in Florida on Tuesday as he continues to raise funds for his re-election bid.
Obama will deliver a speech at a private residence in Palm Beach Gardens before giving a speech at a hotel in Hollywood and attending a campaign event at a private home in Golden Beach.
Tickets for the first luncheon of approximately 60 guests started at $10,000 per person, according to a campaign official. The larger reception of 850 supporters will feature a musical performance by John Legend. Those tickets were available for $250 or $500. Admission for the private event cost $15,000 per person.
All proceeds from Tuesday's events will go to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.
Obama will also make an economic speech at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, in which he is expected to speak on behalf of the Buffett Rule that the White House argues would make the tax code fairer.
Florida is the latest in a string of potential 2012 battleground states the president has frequented of late. Then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama won Florida in 2008 with 50.9% of the vote to then-Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain's 48.4%
The Sunshine State visit comes the week after the first quarter fundraising deadline. Obama offered some insight into the recent figures via Twitter on Tuesday. By the end of March, 1.8 million people had donated to the Obama's re-election, according to the official account. In March alone Team Obama welcomed 190,000 new donors, said one tweet.
-- CNN's Paul Steinhauser and Jeanne Sahadi contributed to this report.
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