Governor-Elect to Lead State for Pro Bono

Rick Scott won't take the $130,000 governor's salary

By Todd Wright
|  Thursday, Nov 4, 2010  |  Updated 8:30 PM EDT
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Rick Scott is already giving back to taxpayers. Try $130,000.

The Republican governor-elect will make good on a campaign promise and not take the taxpayer-funded salary he is entitled to as part of his election victory, sources confirmed to NBCMiami.com.

It's not really like he needs it. Scott is a multi-millionaire who spent $73 million of his own money to defeat Democratic candidate Alex Sink for the right to move into the Governor's Mansion.

In July, Scott said he would do the job for free, which is usually campaign rhetoric, but actually got some attention. After all, with pro bono work, you usually get what you pay for.

It's unclear what will happen to the $130,273, but it will likely be donated to charity. 

The "Rehabilitate the Democratic Party's Image Fund" probably won't see a penny.

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