Even thought he says any announcements to run for governor of Florida wouldn’t be announced until fall, Miami Beach Mayor Phil Levine is still traveling the state.
He traveled to the home base for two other Democratic gubernatorial candidates last week, Tallahassee. Levine says it’s not about running for governor, yet. Instead, he’s traveling the state for a radio show.
“This entire trip is all about SiriusXM,” Levine said.
Levine’s satellite radio show, “A Day in the Sun” is on a statewide bus tour. Levine says the show spotlights unique aspects about the Sunshine State during a weekly show.
The Miami Beach mayor and businessman made a name and fortune for himself in the cruise-line industry by providing media content used during cruises.
Now, Levine concentrates mostly on being a civil servant and his radio show from all over the state, which allows him to meet even more people outside of south Florida.
“People all want the same things,” Levine said. “They want better economic opportunities. They want great education. They want clean water. They want opportunities for their kids, and they want infrastructure. That’s shared whether you are a sponge diver in Tarpon Springs or whether you are hunting pythons in the Everglades.”
While in Tallahassee, Levine and his radio crew hit a popular but out of the way spot, Bradley’s Country Store and finished his Capital City visit at Florida State University.
Levine kicked off at Fireman Derek’s Key Lime Pie and Versailles Cuban Restaurant in Miami and finished in Pensacola.
Democrats officially in the race for governor are Congresswoman Gwen Graham and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum as well as the Winter Park businessman, Chris King.