Gov. Rick Scott plans to take part in his eighth work day as Florida’s chief executive Friday — at Tampa International Airport.
The governor will work behind the ticket counter, in the airport’s communications center, and as a skycap over the course of his workday. While Scott is there, early afternoon at TIA is likely to prove fairly busy — with President Obama landing in Air Force One for a stop at the Port of Tampa, en route to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas.
While in Tampa, Obama is expected to announce trade initiatives with Latin America, pegged to the upcoming summit. It’s unlikely the president and Florida governor will meet.
Obama’s Tampa stop is not open to the public, but marks the president’s second visit to the state this week. On Tuesday, Obama campaigned before students at Florida Atlantic University.
For Scott, a Republican, the work day is part of a series whose concept is borrowed from another millionaire Florida chief executive, former governor and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, a Democrat. In earlier work days, Scott played the role of a Panhandle restaurant waiter, Port of Miami worker, and doughnut shop employee, among other posts.