Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, the man who paid Dr. George “Rentboy” Rekers 0,000 in his bid to keep gay adoption illegal, has lost his GOP primary bid to become his state’s next governor.
Former health-care executive Rick Scott clung to a narrow lead over Attorney General Bill McCollum on Tuesday night in the race for the Republican nomination for governor, as the most-expensive primary — and one of the ugliest — in Florida history staggered to a bitter conclusion. News services began calling the race for Scott shortly before 11 p.m. With 89 percent of precincts reporting, Scott had 47 percent of the vote to McCollum’s 43 percent, a lead he had held most of the night. A third GOP candidate, Mike McCalister, garnered a respectable 10 percent for having spent only ,000 — a vote some attributed to voter disgust with the two leading candidates.
GOP winner Rick Scott is an teabagger anti-gay scumbag too, but we’ll worry about him when he faces Democrat Alex Sink in November. For now, let’s fucking celebrate the loss of Pig McCollum.
UPDATE: McCollum’s concession speech continued his pandering to bigots: “My campaign for Governor may be over, but I remain committed to serving our state and serving out the rest of my term as Florida’s Attorney General. We will continue our fight against Obamacare, continue to support states’ rights and their authority to crack down on illegal immigration and fight for all Floridians.”