Published: Aug 23, 2010 4:37 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 23, 2010 1:37 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Bill McCollum and Rick Scott are taking to the skies to get in as much last-minute campaigning as possible.

Embroiled in a tight race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, the candidates plan fly-arounds Monday on the last day before the primary election.

McCollum, the state attorney general, is visiting campaign volunteers in Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, West Palm Beach and Winter Park. Scott, a wealthy former hospital executive, will stop in Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville.

The election culminates a bitter four-month campaign marked by nasty attacks and record spending for a state primary race.

The winner faces presumptive Democratic nominee Alex Sink and independent Lawton "Bud" Chiles III in the general election.