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Rick Scott: Governor's job is 'better than you think''

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Almost instinctively Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott started working the room at the Derrick Brooks Camp for Champions. He shook two small hands before facing the crowd of middle school kids.

He told the children, who are in the foster care system, snippets of his life story. He said he lived in public housing for a time.

The kids burst into laughter when they learned that the governor once earned only a penny a newspaper as a newspaper delivery boy.

"I was not the best negotiator," he said.

Several children — who attended the event organized by Derrick Brooks Charities, Hillsborough Kids, and the state Department of Children and Families — asked questions about his donut shop.

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[Last modified: Thursday, August 18, 2011 8:06pm]

    

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