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Scott gets lay of the land in future digs

by Dara Kam | November 9th, 2010

Gov.-elect Rick Scott scoped out the Capitol today for the first time since his election one week ago, meeting with Gov. Charlie Crist and House Speaker-designate Dean Cannon and staying on message about “getting the state back to work.”

A tight-lipped Scott took few questions from reporters after meeting briefly with Cannon, R-Orlando, and Crist, who said he and his successor had “a great talk.”

Scott said he asked Crist for his best advice on being the leader of the nation’s fourth-largest state.

“First thing he said was follow your heart, which makes all the sense in the world to me,” Scott told reporters during a brief photo op with Crist.

Scott said he has no problem with a bill lawmakers plan to override during a special session Tuesday that takes power away from the executive branch agencies’ ability to promulgate rules.

“I don’t think anybody’s trying to go after my power. They’re following through on things they believe in,” Scott said.

And the governor-elect said he has no plans to ask lawmakers to include an Arizona-like immigration reform bill during their one-day special session next week.

Instead, he launched into his campaign refrain about creating jobs.

“The reason I won the election is over one issue and that’s getting the state back to work. My whole goal in the things I’m going to focus on when I take office is how are we going to get the state back to work,” Scott said before meeting with Cannon.

Cannon and Scott faced reporters for less than two minutes before Scott dashed out of the Capitol.

Cannon said he is excited to work with Scott because “his vision and mine are very similar.”

Scott again stayed on message.

“We both have the same goal. We’re going to get the state back to work. I was only elected for one reason. That’s jobs. We have the exact same agenda. We’re going to do everything we can to work on growing employment in this state. We’re going to work together well,” Scott said.

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5 Responses to “Scott gets lay of the land in future digs”

  1. BM Says:

    Make no mistake about it Governor-elect Scott, they are after your power. They do not like you and will do everything they can to weaken you.

  2. Remove Rick Scott Says:

    What is with this guy? Doesn’t he know the campaign is over. He doesn’t have to act like a robot with beady rat eyes anymore. Why does he refuse to answer any questions. He does it to reporters and he does it under oath whenever the govt wants to investigate all his criminal activities. See his deposition on my website:

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  4. JJackson Says:

    The republicans have pulled the greatest scam with the help of the tea baggers. Republicans have been in power in Florida for over a decade. The midterm election results have moved Florida to the extreme right. This leaderhsip has no regard for the middle class which was used as a puppet. The price we will all pay is absolutley no checks and balances…and a faschist state. Time to rename the “Sunshine” state…thats a contradiction.

  5. angela Says:

    Rick Scott won. He’s Florida’s Governor. Get over it!

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