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Jeb Bush making 1st campaign appearance of year for Florida Gov. Scott

Jeb Bush, the former Republican Florida governor and possible 2016 presidential contender, will be making his first campaign appearance of the year -- with incumbent Gov. Rick Scott on Friday.  

Scott spokeswoman Jackie Schutz said that Bush and Scott will visit a local business in the predominately agricultural area of Homestead, Fla., on Friday morning. The campaign says more details will be forthcoming.

Scott is locked in a tough race with his likely general election opponent -- another former Florida Republican governor, and now Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Charlie Crist. A recent Quinnipiac poll showed a statistical dead heat between Scott and Crist, with Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie peeling off about 9 percent.

Primary elections for both parties will be held on Aug. 26, with both Scott and Crist expected to easily win their respective gubernatorial party nominations. Since the spring, upwards of $20 million has been infused (mostly by Scott on TV ads) into the heated campaign.

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