Tom Golisano ran for Governor with “The Independence Party” in New York, which is a party that claims to be neither left nor right. Golisano is also perceived as being “independent”, because his recent support has alternated between Democrats and Republicans. Golisano recently announced that he moved to Florida to avoid high taxes in New York.
FLORIDA. Sources tell Politics1 that billionaire businessman Tom Golisano — a former three-time Independent candidate for New York Governor — is now contemplating a Democratic run for Florida’s open US Senate seat. Golisano, who owns homes in both New York and Florida, recently switched his residency to the Sunshine State. The New York Times also reported Golisano was the driving influence beyond the recent New York Senate leadership coup which three the body into turmoil. Governor Charlie Crist (R) contacted Golisano last week to seek his financial support for Crist’s Senate campaign, but was politely rebuffed.