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Developer Jeff Greene reportedly weighing Senate candidacy

April 22, 2010 03:14PM

Billionaire real estate developer Jeff Greene might enter the Democratic Senate primary race in Florida, a source told the Washington Post. Greene, who made was made wealthy in large part because of his bets against the subprime mortgage market, had reportedly been mulling a run as an independent, but since Gov. Charlie Crist now seems to be leaning toward that route, Greene is instead considering a challenge to Rep. Kendrick Meek, who is running as a Democrat. Greene’s net worth of $1.5 billion makes him one of the world’s 400 richest people and therefore, a formidable opponent to any politician. [Washington Post, 1st item]