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Finally, sorta, Rick Scott and Mitt Romney share the stage



SANFORD -- He's been conspicuously missing for most of the campaign, but Gov. Rick Scott got his moment today with Mitt Romney. Sort of. Scott was one of the warm up speakers, giving his standard speech about jobs, jobs, jobs.

"Over 4.4 million Floridians have already voted," Scott said. "Why have they voted? They know we have to have a change." He mixed messages, bemoaning loss of jobs but touting dropping unemployment in Florida.

Despite his gusto, Scott never appeared on stage with the candidate. Scott introduced Romney but then a long biographical video played before the candidate took the state. Still, despite Scott's popularity problem in the polls, Romney thanked included him in the shout-outs before launching into his own stump speech.


[Last modified: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 1:00am]


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