TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Attorney Bill McCollum has ceded the Republican gubernitorial nomination to Rick Scott. But it's going to take more than that for Scott to win McCollum's support in the November election.
McCollum on Thursday wouldn't even rule out an endorsement of Democrat Alex Sink
McCollum said they have policy disagreements, but he wouldn't rule out endorsing either of those two, or even Bud Chiles - an independent son of former Gov. Lawton Chiles.
Scott spent a record $50 million to beat McCollum in the primary.
McCollum, the sitting Attorney General, still has misgivings about Scott's past. While Scott was CEO, the hospital company Columbia/HCA perpetrated one of the largest Medicare frauds in U.S. history. Scott left with a rich severance package, while the company repaid the government a record $1.7 billion.