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First Lady Ann Scott: "I'll Support My Husband In Any Way Possible"


Governor Rick Scott says he’s planning to run for re-election in 2014 and by his side will be Florida’s First Lady Ann Scott.

For the last two years Mrs.  Scott has focused her attention on children’s literacy issues. She’s also mostly shied away from the public spotlight, doing few interviews and preferring to stay behind the scenes. But as the Governor gears up for his re-election bid, Mrs. Scott says she plans on being active in his campaign:

“I will support my husband in any way possible and I look forward to meeting all the people around Florida again. We have such warm and wonderful, friendly people who care a lot about our great state,”  she said. 

When the Governor ran for election back in 2010 one of his biggest assets was his mother, Esther Scott. She was highly visible on TV ads touting her son as a, “good boy.” Observers say her role helped humanize the Governor, who had a rocky start with the media.  Esther Scott died last month.

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Lynn Hatter is a Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas.  She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative. 

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