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Gov. Rick Scott's top adviser resigns



Mary Anne Carter, the Tennessee political operative who has run Gov. Rick Scott's executive office, submitted her resignation letter today. June 30 will be her last day.

"I feel really good about the decision," Carter told the Buzz. "I'll stay in close touch with the governor and continue to help anyway I can. But I'm going to do other things as well and spend as much time with my family as I can."

Carter's originally plan was to spend six months in Scott's office. She considered staying longer, but said the final decision was tipped by the need to spend more time with her husband and daughter living in Knoxville.

The resignation comes a day after Scott re-assigned his chief-of-staff, Mike Prendergast, to the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 3:02pm]


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