Florida Governor Rick Scott Expected To Name Lieutenant Governor After Nearly 10 Months

Scott indicated that the new lieutenant governor will be announced on Facebook

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    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.”

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    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.