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Voters in Florida, 3 other states at the polls Tuesday

 
Voters in Florida, 3 other states at the polls Tuesday
Posted August 26th, 2014 @ 4:28pm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Republican Gov. Rick Scott is expected to coast to his party's nomination for a second term.   

On primary day, Scott scheduled a tour of the state. But already, he's been focusing his campaigning on November, with jobs, education and health care among some of the flashpoints of the governor's contest.   

Turnout appeared light early Tuesday in Florida, where the polls are open until 7 p.m. edt through most of the state and 7 p.m. cdt in the panhandle. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner said 1.1 million voters cast early ballots.

Voters are casting ballots across much of Florida as Former Gov. Charlie Crist tries to make history by becoming the first person in Florida to be a gubernatorial nominee as a republican and a democrat.

Crist is the favorite to win Tuesday's democratic primary and get the chance to face republican Gov. Rick Scott in November.   

Former senate democratic leader Nan Rich is hoping for an upset. She's campaigned for governor for 28 months - longer than Crist has been a democrat.   

But Crist is better known and has raised about $20 for every $1 rich has raised and most political observers think he'll have an easy victory.

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