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Gov. Rick Scott on Rumored White House Run
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Gov. Rick Scott on Rumored White House Run

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Gov. Rick Scott's eyes widened a bit when asked about a possible presidential run in 2012.

But when asked what he had to say about the idea after speaking at the Florida 2011 Rural Summit at the World Golf Village Friday, Scott did not rule it out.

"I just got elected," said Scott.  "I think, what, I've been here six weeks?  So my goal is, I ran on a seven step to 700,000 jobs and my goal is to get the state back to work."

The question has been batted around by political experts in several different arenas, from newspapers to radio to television.

Scott's recent decision to turn down $2.4 billion in federal dollars for a high speed rail line from Orlando to Tampa also raised eyebrows. The governor has not been quiet about his opposition to current leaders' spending.

 

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