Rick Scott's Inauguration Festivities Begin

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) --

Two days of events celebrating the inauguration of Republican Rick Scott as Florida's 45th governor began with a breakfast honoring two women who will also take office Tuesday.

Scott praised Jennifer Carroll, who will become Florida's first
black lieutenant governor and the first woman elected to the
position, and Republican Pam Bondi, who will become the first woman to serve as Florida's attorney general.

During Monday's breakfast, Scott said he wants Florida to be a
place where everyone can succeed regardless of race or gender.

Other events scheduled Monday will honor Scott's wife, Ann, and
members of the military.

Scott, the 58-year-old Naples businessman, spent tens of
millions of dollars of his own money to win November's election.


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