State Democrats abandon South Florida for big annual fundraiser. They’re Disney bound.

After years of making South Florida the location for their big annual spring fundraising dinner, Florida Democrats are leaving. They’re heading to Disney.

The “Leadership Blue” conference and fundraiser is set for June 8 at Disney’s Yacht Club and Beach Club resorts, according to the state party’s website.

For more than 10 years, the party has almost always held its signature June event at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, where Democrats from across the state gathered to strategize and schmooze for a day typically capped off with a national party figure for the big fundraising dinner.

Attendance can top 1,500 and the party can bring in more than $1 million.

In 2017, it was former Vice President Joe Biden, who is widely expected to run for president. In 2016, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, who’s also running for president, was at the dinner. In 2014, former President Bill Clinton was the headliner, as Hillary Clinton prepared for her 2016 presidential candidacy.

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