Who Will Gov. Scott Pick To Replace His Former Second-In-Command?

May 13, 2013

With the 2013 Legislative Session at an end, Florida Governor Rick Scott is now searching for potential Lieutenant Governor candidates. He’s looking to replace his former Second-In-Command, after she resigned amid a charity gambling scandal.

Who is Governor Rick Scott considering to replace Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll? At this point, no one really knows. But, there has been a lot of speculation of potential contenders, including Anitere Flores, a State Senator from Miami. Still, Scott’s not naming any names:

“There’s 19.2 million people in the state, and let me tell you, I’ve gotten a lot of ideas from people. I get a lot of ideas all the time on who I should pick,” said Scott last week.

Scott also hasn’t shown which way he’s leaning, but he says he hopes to pick a candidate who shares his ideas.

“I’m going to do it in a methodical manner, so I’ll get it done as quickly as I can. But, I want to make sure I find the right person that’s the number one person for jobs and number one for education,” Scott added.

A spokeswoman from the Governor’s office would not comment on how long the search will take, but says the Governor is busy reviewing the budget at this time.

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