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Scott and Crist Qualify for Ballot

TALLAHASSEE (by Alan McBride/FLA. NEWS NETWORK) -- The two men widely anticipated to face each other for the race to the governor's mansion have both qualified for the ballot.
Both the Charlie Crist and the Rick Scott campaigns finished the necessary work officially to appear on the ballot.
The state's Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer, and Agriculture Commissioner also qualified for their respective races for re-election to their Cabinet posts.
The incumbents for the Cabinet are all Republicans.
So was Crist when he was first elected governor.
Now he is running as a Democrat as he prepares to face Republican incumbent Scott.
Other candidates are also qualifying for the governor's race, meaning both parties can expect a contest in the primary.
The question boils down to how much of a contest the voters can expect.
Qualifying for all state and local races is continuing through Friday.
Candidates for the judiciary and for Congress have already qualified.
The primary election takes place August 26, with the general election following on November 4.

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