The statewide result was uncertain, but Manatee County came out strongly for Gov. Rick Scott in Tuesday's election.
With all 70 precincts in the county reporting, GOP incumbent Scott won 59,439 votes, or 51.5 percent.
Former Gov. Charlie Crist, the Democratic nominee, received 47,013 votes, or 40.7 percent. Libertarian Adrian Wyllie had 6,928 votes, or 6 percent.
Two unaffiliated candidates and write-in candidates split about 1 percent of the vote.
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Statewide, Scott was leading Crist with 49 percent of the vote, to Crist's 46.1 percent.
Manatee voters also supported other Republican candidates for re-election to seats in the Florida Cabinet: Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.
In another major statewide race, a majority of Manatee voters cast ballots in favor of Amendment 2, which would allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
With all precincts counted, 63,329 votes, or 54.9 percent of Manatee voters supported the measure; 50,555, or 43.8 percent voted "No."
Statewide, 57 percent of voters were supporting passage -- short of the 60 percent required.