With seven days left until the primary election and little money to throw around, one candidate for US Senate is biking his way through Florida cities, looking for votes.
Glenn Burkett, a Democrat for US Senate is tired of campaigning in the shadow of Congressman Kendrick Meek and Billionaire Jeff Greene.
Burkett supports solar energy as a way to go green and create jobs, wants to increase pay for teachers, and thinks a tax break-on vitamins, health foods and gym memberships is a good way to promote health.
Burkett says he didn’t want to run, but he didn’t like his options.
“As I analyze all my opponents last year as I totally committed, if I could vote for anyone of those other guys, hey, I could do other things, but I couldn’t vote for them, so I had to run.”
Burkett is a Vietnam Veteran, and at 60 years is more active than most people half his age. Today he biked through Tallahassee and Jacksonville. At one time he lived in Panama City and owned several health food stores in Panama City and across the state of Florida. He also syndicated a health program to several state radio stations.