Rick Scott Makes First Post-Election Visit to Capitol

By: Mike Vasilinda Email
By: Mike Vasilinda Email

Governor elect Rick Scott appeared nervous and came across as a little bit shy in his first post election visit to the office he will hold for the next four years.

Scott says, “One thing I asked the governor is, so what is your soundest, you know, most best advice? and first thing he said is follow your heart, which I, which I, makes all the sense in the world to me.”

During his campaign, the Governor-to-be ended most commercials with a simple message: Let’s Get to Work. Scott told reporters that’s what voters expect.

“The reason I won the election is over one issue, and that’s getting the state back to work and so what my whole goal and the things I’m going to focus on when I take office is how are we going to get the state back to work.”

Scott is also facing some minor challenges from legislative leaders. State lawmakers are poised to override two gubernatorial vetoes next week. Both would have an impact on the governor’s power going forward.

One bill would take away the sole oversight of the state agency responsible for managing state government. The other would require legislative approval of executive branch rule making. Scott was asked what he though about the power grab.

“I don’t think anybody is trying to go after my power. They are following through on the things they believe in and we are reviewing that and everything will workout I’m sure.”

Rick Scott will become officially sworn in on January 4th. The Governor elect has hired an outside firm to conduct a nationwide executive search. Perhaps more proof the former health care executive intends to rely less on those who know government. One piece of advice he's receiving from his transition staff is to proceed slowly and with care.

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