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At least one GOP leader embraces Scott: Michael Steele

The Republican Governor's Association, which backed Bill McCollum in Florida, issued a clipped statement that didn't even congratulate Rick Scott.  "Intraparty struggles are often difficult to watch, and the contest in Florida has been a good example of that. That said, the primary is over, Rick Scott is the nominee, the general election has begun, and our party now looks forward."

Hardly a ringing endorsement.

Leave it to the controversial chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele, to step up for Scott. "Rick Scott is a strong conservative candidate for Governor, who will no doubt be victorious against liberal Democrat Alex Sink, who has supported President Obama in everything from his government takeover of health care to his failed $862 billion stimulus."