Florida Gov. Rick Scott is going to name a new lieutenant governor.
Scott posted a message on his Facebook page saying he will make a "major announcement" regarding the vacant position on Tuesday.
“Be the first to know who the lieutenant governor will be,” Scott’s message said. “Only on Facebook.”
Last March then-lieutenant governor Jennifer Carroll abruptly resigned after she was interviewed by law enforcement authorities about work she once did for a charity that prosecutors have said was a front for a widespread gambling ring. She has not been accused of any wrongdoing.
A Tallahassee lobbyist and political activist last week sued Scott and said he breaking a state law that requires him to appoint a lieutenant governor.
There has been speculation for weeks about a whole range of potential candidates for the job, including State Sen. Tom Lee and Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera.