Phil Levine laying low in gubernatorial race – Florida Politics (blog)
As Gwen Graham, Andrew Gillum and Chris King talked issues to a packed ballroom in their first Democratic gubernatorial forum Saturday at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Phil Levine was nowhere to be seen.
The Miami Beach Mayor isn’t officially running for anything (right now), so he’s on a different wavelength than his would-be Democratic competitors.
“I’m still thinking, I’m still exploring,” he said Saturday night, right before the commencement of official festivities at the FDP’s Leadership Blue Gala.
Of course, the question might be how well Levine might be received in a Democratic forum, considering he talked openly in Tampa last month of running as an independent.
On Saturday, he was trotting out what has become his adopted title — Radical Centrist.
“We’ll see where my product sells best,” is all he would say when asked if he was serious about going the indie route.
So far, Levine’s not making any commitments, saying only: “I should have some interesting news in the fall.”
The 55-year-old mayor was accompanied by his date, Caro Muriano. The two recently engaged, and are expecting a child.