Bill McCollum 2 229x300 Floridas Bill Rentboy McCollum Projected to Lose Race for GovernorTaegan Goddard’s Political Wire reported 30 minutes ago:

In a much closer-than-expected race, Rick Scott (R) beat Bill McCollum (R) in the GOP gubernatorial primary. He will face Alex Sink (D) and Bud Chiles (I) in the general election. One caveat: McCollum has refused to concede.

CNN reported at 10:54 p.m. EDT:

Rick Scott is the winner of the GOP nomination for Governor in Florida, CNN projects.

The Florida Republican Party had expected McCollum, currently the state attorney general, to win easily. That was before it was disclosed that McCollum had paid at least $120,000 in taxpayer money to discredited veteran ex-gay “therapy” quack George Rekers, to testify against gay adoption. On May 6, 2010, Rekers was exposed using that taxpayer money to travel with a male prostitute to Europe.

Rekers resigned as a board member of NARTH, the ex-gay think tank, on May 11.