August 24th, 2010
10:42 PM ET
12 years ago

Millionaire holds small lead in Florida GOP primary for governor

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption =" Rick Scott is locked in a primary battle with Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum."](CNN) - A millionaire political newcomer held a slim lead late Tuesday against Florida's attorney general in the Republican primary for Florida governor, according to The Associated Press.

Former health care executive Rick Scott was ahead of Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, 46.5 percent to 43.2 percent, with 75 percent of precincts reporting, according to the AP.

The winner will face a November general election against Alex Sink, Florida's chief financial officer, whom CNN projected will win Florida's Democratic primary for governor.

In Florida's Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, Rep. Kendrick Meek has defeated billionaire Jeff Greene, CNN has projected.

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  1. floridian

    One "professional" politician defeated - time for McCollum to find a real job, as opposed to being on the political dole. Now we need to get rid of Crist and Florida will be on the right path once again.

    August 24, 2010 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  2. Suval

    As I see it,almost every ugly racist thing that has happened lately has had a Republican behind it. The thought that people like those who make up that Party want to be in charge anyplace is totally frightening! We would sink to an entire nation of racists and bigots under them.

    The Republican Party became the lowest common denominator when Karl Rove took over the Party leadershp and the current leadership makes Rove look like a nice person. Never thought we would be wishing for the old days.

    August 24, 2010 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  3. Edgar Friendly

    I think it's awesome that you're describing him as a "millionaire." Does he have a monocle?

    August 24, 2010 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  4. Robert Cloosdoosch

    Rick Scott who was the head of Hospital Corp of America, which ended up paying out over $1.7 billion in fines due to Medicare fraud?
    Good job Florida

    August 25, 2010 12:34 am at 12:34 am |
  5. Dan

    Good, a newcomer is an advantage.

    Saying "a Millionaire" is kept for Republican politicians, I guess.
    In 08 we got the impression that millionaire McCain is running against Ghetto resident Obama.
    Stop the bias and start reporting, or apply equal standards and also mention "Millionaire first lady Michelle Obama... anothr payer money.... yada yada yada.. her husband has a job....yada yada..." too... Democt\rats millionaires are still millionaires....

    August 25, 2010 01:09 am at 1:09 am |