Published: Oct 12, 2010 7:17 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 12, 2010 4:18 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Attorney General Bill McCollum says he's leaning toward voting for fellow Republican Rick Scott in next month's governor's election despite their acrimonious, name-calling campaign.

It was the closest McCollum has come to indicating that he's gotten over some of the bitterness that followed his loss to Scott in the August primary election after their rancorous Republican gubernatorial primary contest.

McCollum said Tuesday he has made overtures to the Scott campaign to meet with their candidate, albeit unsuccessfully at this point.

McCollum also said he would not vote for Democratic nominee Alex Sink, who is Florida's chief financial officer, under any circumstances. McCollum said he has big differences with Sink.