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It's Gov. Rick Scott: Fifth Republican since Reconstruction sworn into office



Naples businessman Rick Scott was sworn in as Florida's 45 governor at 11:56 a.m. (Story here.)

On a comfortable 50 degree, slightly overcast day, Scott was joined by his family on a stage in front of the historic Capitol while the four GOP governors who preceded him watched on: Charlie Crist, Jeb Bush, Bob Martinez and Claude Kirk.

Here's the text of his inaugural speech.

[Last modified: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 12:56pm]


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