Published: Jul 19, 2010 1:01 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 18, 2010 10:01 PM EDT

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Republicans running for governor met with tea party members in Port Charlotte Sunday.

A handful of candidates including Attorney General Bill McCollum on-hand for a forum with voters.

The group answered questions before meeting with tea party supporters.  

McCollum renewed his call for Arizona's immigration law to be passed in Florida, but fell short of calling for it to be put on the agenda during next week's special session in Tallahassee.

A last minute schedule change prevented GOP hopeful Rick Scott from attending the forum.