[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/08/16/art.rickscott.yt.jpg 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.