Tonight’s fundraiser for Democrat Nikki Fried’s gubernatorial campaign isn’t for the common voter. The reception takes place in an atypical City of Plantation neighborhood. The Hawks Landing gated community is surrounded by high concrete walls and metal gates. The neighborhood is patrolled by private security guards.

The fundraiser is hosted by local lobbyists, vendors and lawyers already working for her campaign. If you want to join the host committee you will have to pony up $3,000 for the honor. A ticket to the event is only $500 bucks. Just a bit overpriced for an evening of watered down drinks, lukewarm sushi and legalized marijuana chit chat, no?

Nikki Fried is running against Charlie Crist for the Democrat nomination. The winner takes on the very popular Governor Ron DeSantis in November 2022.