President Obama leaves Tampa after a brief appearance at a fundraiser in Palma Cieia
TAMPA, Florida - President Barack Obama visited Tampa Thursday, where he attended a private fundraiser. It was a quick trip however. Air Force One touched down at Tampa International Airport just before 5:30 p.m. and left at around 8 p.m.
When the President arrived, a group greeted him, including Tampa mayor, Bob Buckhorn. Mr. Obama also briefly met with a group of supporters who gathered.
"I think he's a great man. I love him. I love his family. I think we need another 4 years," said supporter, Sharon Williamson.
A motorcade then took President Obama to a private fundraiser in Palma Cieia at the home of Lisa DeBartolo, daughter of real estate developer Eddie Debartolo Jr. and her husband, Don Miggs.
Security was all around the house along South Golf View, where about 85 people attended at a cost of $20,000 per person.
Attendees included former Florida governor, Charlie Crist and former Tampa Bay Bucs player, Ronde Barber. Musician Eddie Vedder performed for the crowd.
Before Tampa, the President was in Miami, where he spoke at a forum hosted by Spanish-language television network, Univision.