barack_obama_14.jpgWASHINGTON (AP) _ President Barack Obama plans to raise money in Florida this week, including a $30,000 a person event at the Windermere, Fla., home of Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter. He also will promote his economic agenda in a speech at the University of Miami.


An avid basketball fan, Obama will attend a dinner Thursday at Carter's house just three days before the NBA's All-Star Game in nearby Orlando.

Also Thursday, Obama will not only speak at the University of Miami, he will also attend a fundraising reception at the Biltmore Hotel and at the Coral Gables home of lawyer Chris Korge, a top fundraiser for Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.

Obama last week was on a three-day West Coast trip where he raised about $8 million in eight campaign events.