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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

AP, CNN, NYT call it for Rick Scott

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This comes only a few minutes after Bill McCollum addressed supporters and did not concede the race. Scott to speak to his supporters in five minutes.

Check out the reaction from the Republican Governors Association:
 
“Intraparty struggles are often difficult to watch, and the contest in Florida has been a good example of that. That said, the primary is over, Rick Scott is the nominee, the general election has begun, and our party now looks forward.

“Alex Sink has had months to run in a clear field and has not gained any traction, showing that her message has failed to connect with voters.  She represents the policies of Washington, D.C. Democrats: higher taxes, runaway spending and greater intrusion into the everyday lives of Floridians.

“Couple her flagging campaign with the legitimate candidacy of Bud Chiles, and there is a real battle being waged for Democratic votes in Florida.”

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:23am]

    

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