Miami Beach businessman Philip Levine, worth more than $100 million, is all but certain to jump into the governor’s race within a couple months, but won’t pump tens of millions of dollars into his campaign. Orlando area trial lawyer and businessman John Morgan, also worth north of $100 million, is much less certain to run but implies he would indeed spend tens of millions. Millionaires Gwen Graham of Tallahassee and Chris King of Winter Park have already jumped into the primary. (Andrew Gillum is the only non-millionaire in the race.)
What’s clearly missing from the Democratic field of prospects is someone with real money.
Greene spent roughly $23 million of his own money running for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination in 2010 and won 31 percent of the vote against Kendrick Meek.