Tampa, FL (AP) - Republican Rick Scott is holding on to a
slight lead over Democrat Alex Sink in the Florida governor's race.
With 41 percent of the expected vote counted Tuesday, Scott had
51 percent, while Sink had 46 percent.
Through months of attack ads and three debates, polls released
in the campaign's final days showed the bitter race was still too
close to call.
The candidates are both former CEOs who ran on the claim that
they are the best person to turn around Florida's dismal economy
and create new jobs.
The 57-year-old Scott is a former health care executive who
spent around $73 million of his own money trying to win the seat.
A former bank president, the 62-year-old Sink was elected
Florida's chief financial officer in 2006.
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