Rick Scott Wins GOP Governor Primary in Florida

Rick Scott Wins GOP Governor Primary in FloridaRick Scott pushed past veteran Bill McCollum to win Florida’s Republican gubernatorial primary elections yesterday, August, 24.

Also in big-name races yesterday, John McCain and Lisa Murkowski put a big hope on voters to reward political experience as they faced spirited Republican primary challenges in Arizona and Alaska 10 weeks before the general election.

In the extraordinarily bitter GOP race for Florida governor, Scott’s financial might and criticism of his opponent as a typical tax-raising politician proved too much for McCollum, the state’s attorney general and a former congressman with the support of national party leaders in Washington.

Scott, who made a fortune in the health care industry and spent $39 million of it blanketing the state with TV ads, will face Alex Sink, the state’s chief financial officer who sailed to the Democratic nomination. The race is certain to be one of the most hotly contested gubernatorial contests this fall.

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