Fla. Gov. Rick Scott (R) Defeats Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist


Rick Scott completed the historically expensive task of winning a second term as Florida's governor Tuesday night in a bitter fight with Democrat Charlie Crist settled by a sliver of votes.

With 96 percent of ballots counted statewide, Scott led with 48.3 percent of the vote to Crist's 46.9 percent. Libertarian Adrian Wyllie had 3.8 percent.