Billionaire real estate developer Jeff Greene runs for Florida governor

Posted at 12:06 PM, Jun 04, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Billionaire Jeff Greene is jumping into Florida's governor's race, joining the already crowded Democratic primary.

It's not the first political run for Palm Beach real estate developer, who lost a U.S. Senate primary eight years ago despite spending $30 million of his own money.

Greene, who filed his latest paperwork on Friday, lost by a landslide in 2010 to then-Rep. Kendrick Meek, who lost in turn to Republican Marco Rubio.

Greene's campaign was dogged by distractions, including reports that former boxer and convicted rapist Mike Tyson was the best man at his wedding, and Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss was his house guest for a year.