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Chris O'Meara, Associated Press
Florida Gov. Rick Scott gestures during a speech Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Clearwater, Fla. Scott is running against Democratic opponent, former Florida Gov.Charlie Crist.

PLANT CITY, Florida — Florida's brutal and expensive race for governor is ending in the same way it began: Bitter, personal and close as ever.

Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist are criss-crossing the state on the final day before Election Day.

Scott started his day by campaigning in Clearwater where his bus was met by a loud group of protesters who were chanting "too shady for the Sunshine State" and "it's not working," a dig at Scott's election motto.

Inside a Greek restaurant Scott ripped Crist as someone who "ran away" after one term as governor when the state's economy soured.

Crist, meanwhile, campaigned in South Florida ahead of an election eve rally with former President Bill Clinton.

The governor's race is expected to be the costliest in state history.