Published: Jun 17, 2010 7:35 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 17, 2010 4:36 PM EDT

The most expensive and nastiest Republican primary for Governor took shape today in Tallahassee.

Billionaire Political newcomer Rick Scott and veteran Bill McCollum both filed paperwork and paid a qualifying fee to be on the August 24th ballot.

 Rick Scott filed his paperwork first. Bill McCollum missed Scott by just 15 minutes. Both men paid the $7816 fee.

 It was Scott’s first trip to the capitol as a candidate and he made the rounds. A local TV show. then a roast at a political luncheon. At each stop, his theme was less government, accountability, and change  Scott says he will abide by campaign spending limits, although he has already dumped 15 million of his own cash into the race.

McCollum, who Scott portrays as a career politician brought A Tea Party backer and the incoming Speaker of the House, doing nothing to change the insider image. But he was quick to point out Scott’s baggage.

The next two months are expected to be the nastiest and most expensive GOP primary for Governor in Florida’s history.