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Governor Rick Scott To Run For Re-Election In 2014

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MIAMI (CBS4) – After narrowly winning the governorship in 2010, Governor Rick Scott confirmed Tuesday that he plans to run for re-election in 2014, according to The News Service of Florida.

“I’m going to do my best to keep the cost of living as low as I can in the state and make sure people get an education and can get a job. So, I plan on running for re-election,” Scott said.

After spending more than $75 million of his own money, Scott defeated Democrat Alex Sink nearly a year ago by the slimmest margin in a governor’s race in decades.

Scott has staked his term on reducing unemployment. The jobless rate has declined since he took office but has continued to hover above 10 percent.

After slumping to below 30 percent earlier this year, Scott’s approval numbers have increased a bit in recent weeks.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The News Service of Florida contributed material for this report)

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