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Fresh from underwriting legislative coup in NY, billionaire Tom Golisano to run for Senate in Florida?

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There are rumblings in the blogosphere that billionaire businessman Tom Golisano — a former three-time Independent candidate for New York Governor — is now contemplating a Democratic run for Florida’s open US Senate seat. Golisano, who owns homes in both New York and Florida, recently switched his residency to the Sunshine State. The New York Times also reported Golisano was the driving influence beyond the recent New York Senate leadership coup which threw the body into turmoil. Always the fundraiser, Charlie Crist contacted Golisano recently to seek his financial support for Crist’s Senate campaign, but was politely rebuffed.

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