The likable and charismatic mayor of Miami Beach, Phillip Levine, is considered by many to be a ‘moderate’ and pragmatic gubernatorial candidate, but is he really?
There is no question that Levine’s middle-of-the-road approach to governing has helped Miami Beach prosper since he took the reigns over at city hall, but now that he is running for governor, does the mega bucks candidate have to pivot more to the left in order two defeat his Democratic primary challengers?
According to one of Levine’s tweets, it appears as if the ‘moderate’ course of action is out the door.
Here in Florida, it’s time to do the right thing. It's time to do something about climate change, the loss of local control, threats to our health care, and a minimum wage no one can live on. I’m running for Governor to do all four, just like I’ve done as Mayor. #PhilipForFlorida pic.twitter.com/MjqzNBOXh5
— Mayor Philip Levine (@MayorLevine) November 9, 2017
If he gets past the primary election, will Republicans pounce on him for having these so-called “liberal views?”