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Gov. Scott throws a bash in Washington

Gov. Rick Scott at his Florida Sunshine Ball

Alex Leary | Times

Gov. Rick Scott at his Florida Sunshine Ball



WASHINGTON - Hundreds of guests packed Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium tonight for Gov. Rick Scott's Florida Sunshine Ball, which featured a Beach Boys performance and kicked off a days long celebration for incoming President Donald Trump.

"When Florida throws a party you have to show," said former U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff.

Among those we saw in the crowd: U.S. Reps. Tom Rooney and Matt Gaetz, former Rep. Allen Boyd,  Blaise IngogliaAl Cardenas, Lew Oliver, Nick Diceglie, J.J. Beyrouti, Christian Ziegler, and Brian Ballard, who arrived in a Cadillac SUV with Joe Negron. Sen. Marco Rubio was apparently inside the room, which was lit up in neon.

The event was sponsored by Scott's politicial committee, Let's Get To Work.

[Last modified: Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:23am]


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