Jeff Greene says Democratic opponents ‘not electable,’ generate ‘no excitement’
Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene entered the race for Florida Governor late, days before qualifying ended late last month.
Since active, the Democrat has made up for lost time, running television ads in markets like Jacksonville where the only other opponent to buy time has been Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine.
Can Greene run a sprint toward the finish line and win this race? Despite running a different kind of campaign than the other four in the Democratic field, he asserts that it’s possible.
And, in what has to be considered a shiv at the conventional wisdom, he claims he’s the best-positioned candidate to go up against a Republican who will be well-funded and backed by outside forces that would overwhelm the rest of the field.
We caught up with Greene in Jacksonville at a coffee shop in the hipster-heavy King Street Corridor, and the candidate seemed unfazed by going up against primary opponents, such as Gwen Graham and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who have had a year and a half to ramp up, both in Northeast Florida and throughout the state.
“If people are running for a year, a year and a half, whatever it