Published: Oct 29, 2010 9:49 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 29, 2010 6:49 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Republican Rick Scott kicked off the final weekend of campaigning in the Florida governor's race among supporters in the heavily conservative Panhandle.

The 57-year-old Scott rode his tour bus through the region Friday, stopping off to visit with voters at doughnut shops and diners. He touted his jobs plan at a chamber of commerce gathering in Santa Rosa Beach, promising to cut taxes and regulations that encumber businesses.

Scott's race with Democrat Alex Sink is too close to call and may come down to which candidate can mobilize more supporters to get to the polls.

The 57-year-old Scott is a wealthy Naples businessman who's running for office for the first time.