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Washington Post: Jeff Greene touts business savvy, outsider status in run for U.S. Senate seat

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The Washington Post offers its most comprehensive profile to-date of Senate candidate Jeff Greene. “We’re flying right over our house!” Greene said excitedly. “See the one with the swimming pool right on the water, with the tennis court behind it? That’s our house!” In any other year, Florida voters might have written off the frenetic, unpolished candidacy of the 55-year-old billionaire as yet another footnote in the list of fabulously rich businessmen who self-fund a run for higher office in…

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Jeff Greene airs first 2 Senate ads

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Billionaire and Democratic Senate candidate Jeff Greene is hitting the airwaves with two ads depicting him as a political outsider and successful businessman. Greene, who earned his riches betting on the real estate market’s rise and fall, is spending more than a million dollars on the statewide ad campaign that begins Tuesday. In both, he highlights the fact that he isn’t a politician. In one, Greene says, “I’m tired of career politicians who are only worried about their own jobs.”…

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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,…

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