POLITICS
08/25/2010 11:08 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

August 24 Primary Elections: The 8 Biggest Winners And Losers

On Tuesday, voters in Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma and Vermont hit the polls to determine which primary candidates would advance to the November general election.

In Florida, self-funding candidate Rick Scott rocked the state Republican Party with his fierce $39 million campaign for the GOP governor's nomination, coming out on top of state Attorney General and establishment favorite Bill McCollum.

Meanwhile, in Arizona, where Sen. John McCain's primary re-election fight put the power of incumbency to the test, the four-term Senator proved that with a $21 million investment in campaign cash and a shift to the right on policy, he could win.

Who's up and who's down after Tuesday night's primaries? Here's the rundown:

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BEFORE YOU GO
The Real Winners And Losers Of The August 10 Primaries
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The Real Winners And Losers Of The August 10 Primaries