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

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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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.