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Rick Scott says 'I'll pass' on a Trump cabinet spot

"I want to do everything I can to help him, but I love my job here," Scott said. "I've got 789 days to go and I want to make sure we're No. 1 for jobs, education and the best place to live because you're safe."

MONICA HERNDON | Times

"I want to do everything I can to help him, but I love my job here," Scott said. "I've got 789 days to go and I want to make sure we're No. 1 for jobs, education and the best place to live because you're safe."

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Gov. Rick Scott says he isn't leaving Florida anytime soon.

After Donald Trump's victory in the presidential race Tuesday night, rumors have started to swirl about who might join his administration. And Scott -- an ardent Trump supporter, chairman of his super PAC and, like Trump, a self-styled outsider -- is a name that naturally comes up.

But the Republican governor told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Wednesday afternoon that he doesn't plan to leave office.

"I want to do everything I can to help him, but I love my job here," Scott said. "I've got 789 days to go and I want to make sure we're No. 1 for jobs, education and the best place to live because you're safe."

Blitzer pushed back: If Trump called and asked Scott to take a spot on his Cabinet, would the governor accept?

"I like my job here, and I'll pass," Scott said. "I want to stay in Florida."

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 1:44pm]

    

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