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Gov. Rick Scott Proud of Trump's Victory

"I was glad that he was able to win the great state of Florida," Scott said.

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    Florida Gov. Rick Scott praised Donald Trump's shocking election win. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016)

    Hours after president-elect Donald Trump delivered his victory speech, one of his biggest surrogates, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, praised Trump's shocking win.

    Scott spoke with reporters at the State Capitol about the election day stunner, comparing Trump's win to his gubernatorial victory in 2010.

    "I was not the establishment candidate. There were a lot of Republicans that fought against me," said Scott.

    As chair of the super PAC Build America Now, Scott said the group was able to raise $20 million and ran ads in many of the states that Trump won.

    The real estate mogul grabbed Florida's 29 electoral votes, defeating Hillary Clinton in the battleground state by more than 100,000 votes.

    "I was glad that he was able to win the great state of Florida," Scott said.

    Scott added that he is excited about Trump becoming president of the United States.

    The question swirling now is, will Scott have a spot reserved in a Trump cabinet?

    When asked if he would accept an offer to serve as the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the governor quickly answered, "No."

    Scott said that Trump will be a president who cares about job creation, a message that has embodied Scott's own gubernatorial career.

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