MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Florida Governor Rick Scott took election day at full throttle starting in South Florida, then heading North and wrapping up on the West coast.READ MORE: Honda Issues Recall Over Hood Issue
Scott was joined by Texas Governor Rick Perry on the last leg of the Get Out the Early Vote bus tour on Tuesday. The two were encouraging supporters to get out and vote.
He started off the day by making stop in Miami at the West Dade Victory Center located at 13335 SW 124th Street.
The governor posed for pictures and thanked those who followed him along the campaign trail.
Gov. Scott later made various stops in Ft. Myers, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville and Pensacola.
As the hours ran out in one of the the costliest and nastiest races in Florida history, Scott’s volunteers continued to work the phones encouraging last minute voters to cast their ballots.
Scott and his Democratic challenger Charlie Crist have reportedly spent more than 100 million dollars trying to get elected. Just days ago Scott pumped nearly 13 million dollars of his own money into the race. Polls show that all that money produced a closely divided electorate as the candidates differed on just about every major issue.READ MORE: Two Lots Of COVID Drug Remdesivir Part Of Safety Recall For Glass Particle Contamination
Governor Perry told Scott’s supporters that he believes their candidate is the one who will win.
“He really understands what it’s like to not have anything .. to see a father lose a job. That is the kind of person I want representing me and Rick Scott is that man,” said Perry.
Governor Scott is expected to wrap up the tour at an election night event in Bonita Springs Tuesday evening. The governor is scheduled to arrive at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point located at 5001 Coconut Road at 9:15 p.m.
CBS4’s Carey Codd spoke to a member of the Governor’s team who said the governor will be watching the returns with his family.
Meantime, Crist wrapped up his last full day of campaigning in Orlando with former President Bill Clinton by his side.
The outcome of the voting and how close the results are will likely dictate when voters will hear from the governor.MORE NEWS: Dolphins Dominate Depleted Giants 20-9 For 5th Straight Win
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